Khao Piak Sen (Lao Chicken-Noodle Soup)

[Photographs: Liz Clayman]

Inspired by the recipe of Chef Seng Lengrath of Washington D.C.’s Thip Khao, this Lao noodle soup is loaded with layers of flavor. Multiple aromatics go into the rich chicken broth, including onion, ginger, lemongrass, lime leaves, and cilantro. The handmade tapioca-and-rice flour noodles, meanwhile, are cooked directly in the broth, their excess starch helping to thicken it and give it its signature viscosity. To top it all off, an array of toppings, like fried garlic and shallots, cilantro, chilies, and scallions, allow diners to customize their bowls as desired.

Published at Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:28:01 +0000