Khow Suey


Khow Suey (from Burmese: ခေါက်ဆွဲ), is a noodle soup made of noodles and curried chicken with coconut milk, served with a variety of garnishes. Khow Suey is a traditional Burmese dish that is a rich and flavorful combination of noodles, chicken, and a coconut-based curry sauce. It is a popular dish that is enjoyed throughout Myanmar, and is known for its unique blend of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors. A healthy squeeze of lemon is an absolute must to add to the tanginess to khow suey. For me, Khow Suey brings me to family dinners, the aroma of the spices filling the air & laughter and jokes around the table. I hope this becomes part of your memory book too. XO

Khow Suey

Chef Sammy
To make Khow Suey, you will need Spaghetti, chicken, a variety of vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, potato, Jalapeno, and a curry sauce made with coconut milk, yoghurt, turmeric, and other spices. The dish is garnished with fried onions, cilantro, and lime wedges for added flavor and texture. Garnish the dish with fried onions, potato sticks, curry leaves and lime wedges, and serve hot. Khow Suey can be served as a main dish or as a side dish. It is a perfect meal for a comforting dinner or for serving to guests. Khow Suey is a dish that is full of flavor and unique blend of sweet, savory and spicy. It is an authentic dish from Myanmar and is a must-try for those who are looking for a new and different taste experience. It is a dish that is both comforting and delicious.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Chinese


Ingredients for the Chicken:

  • 2 lbs Chicken cut in small pieces
  • 4-5 Onions sliced
  • 1 can Tomatoes diced
  • 1.5 teaspoons Turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons Garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger paste
  • 1.5 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons Red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 Lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Water

Ingredients for the Curry:

  • 1 tablespoon Garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 cup Yogurt
  • 3-4 tablespoons Gram flour
  • 2 cans Coconut milk
  • 3 cups Water
  • 2 Curry leaves
  • 2 Red chilies dried
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 3 pods Garlic thinly sliced


  • 1 Jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro chopped
  • 8-10 pods Garlic finely sliced and fried
  • Fried onions
  • Chaat masala
  • Potato sticks
  • Spaghetti fried
  • Lemon wedges


Method for the Chicken:

  • In a pan heat oil and add onions and when they become translucent add the garlic and tomatoes and all the rest of the spices.
  • Let that cook for a few minutes and then add the chicken and stir well.
  • Add the water and let it cook on medium heat till the water evaporates and the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice on top and garnish with chopped cilantro.


  • Boil till done and set aside

Method for the Curry:

  • In a pan heat oil and when hot add curry leaves, mustard seeds, garlic slices & dried chilies.
  • When I’m it turns color add the garlic and then the coconut milk.
  • Blend the chickpea flour with the yogurt and add that to the coconut milk mixture.
  • Now add your spices and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with cilantro.

Assembling your Khow Suey

  • First put your cooked spaghetti in a bowl and drown in the coconut curry, top with the spicy chicken and last but not least, garnish with all the toppings.
Keyword Spaghetti

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