It’s time for this month’s Eat the World Recipe challenge and we’re heading to Laos!
The flavors in the recipes from Laos sounded amazing, and with the turn in the weather, I was immediately drawn to a Lao version of chicken noodle soup!
The spices brought extra dimension to the chicken noodle soup we know and love. It was a wonderful change of pace!
Check out all the wonderful Laotian dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld.
*Because I had chicken broth and shredded chicken already on hand the day I made this, I made a quick version of the soup. If you don’t have these ingredients on hand, use water instead of broth and a whole chicken. Simmer the chicken for an hour with the spices from step 2.
*The original recipe called for Kaffir leaves or lemongrass. Since I was unable to find either ingredient, I used a combination of lemon zest and coriander.
Disclaimer: This post contains a recipe highlighting a different country or culture. While I strive for authenticity, I sometimes need to make adjustments to recipes due to ingredient availability.
Khao Piak Sen (Lao Chicken Noodle Soup)
Adapted from Cooking with Lane
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
Salt & pepper
½ teaspoon ground coriander
2 quarts chicken broth
1 quart water
Zest from ½ lemon, peeled in strips
6 slices of fresh ginger
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons chicken bullion
4 ounces rice noodles
3 cup shredded cooked chicken
Fried onions, optional
Heat the butter in a soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and fry until it is a deep brown.
Season with the salt, pepper, and coriander. Add the chicken broth , water, zest, ginger, soy sauce, & bullion. Simmer for 30-45 minutes.
Remove the zest and ginger. Stir in the rice noodles and chicken. Cook until the noodles are tender and serve with a topping of fried onions.
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Georgia: Lobiani (Bean-Stuffed Bread)
Mexico: Crispy Pork Carnitas
Cambodia: Loc Lac (Shredded Beef with Lime)
Israel: Chicken Albondigas (Chicken Meatballs)
Finland: Sima (Lemonade)
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Germany (Christmas Special): Lebkuchenherzen (German "Gingerbread" Cookies)
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Iraq: T'bit (Slow Cooked Chicken & Brown Rice)
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