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Chef Pradachith's Lao Khao Soi with Phil's Finest

The inspiration for this noodly miracle dish came from Chef Boby Pradachithย (Padaek, Thip Khao, Hanumanh and Sen Khaoย in Washington, DC.). Khao Soi is a dish that takes a wide array of forms across Northern Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. The one featured here is most adherent to a Lao style of preparation - noodles in a delicate broth topped with flavorful meat & sauce made from aromatic herbs, tomatoes, ground meat, and soybean paste. Itโ€™s simple and delicious - traditionally served for breakfast, but a tasty treat any time of day.

This recipe was made inย collaboration with our friends at Phil's Finest, crafting delicious pairings of meats and vegetables for healthy, nutritious, and sustainable meals.

45 Minutes
13 Ingredients
Spice Level

Learn to make it

Chef Pradachith's Lao Khao Soi with Phil's Finest
Phil's Finest Lao Curry Grass-Fed Ground Beef
14 oz
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Phil's Finest Lao Curry Grass-Fed Ground Beef
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Red Thai Chili (0.5 lb)
~8 oz
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Red Thai Chili (0.5 lb)
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Surasang Doenjang (Soy Bean Paste)
450 g
Surasang Doenjang (Soy Bean Paste)
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Garlic (5 count)
~10 oz
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Garlic (5 count)
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College Inn Chicken Broth Can
14.5 oz
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Recipe for Chef Pradachith's Lao Khao Soi with Phil's Finest


For 2 servings

  • 1 package Philโ€™s Finest Lao Curry Style Grass-fed Beef
  • 1/8 cup fermented soybean paste (doenjang)
  • 16 oz thick rice noodles (10 mm stick)
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2-3 red Thai chilis, minced
  • 1 handful of bean sprouts
  • ยผ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 - 2 lime wedges
  • Drizzle of fish sauce, to taste

Step by step

step 1

Warm your broth in a small sauce pot and season it with salt to taste - if you have any leftover herb stems or garlic, shallot, ginger pieces, feel free to throw them in the stock for some extra flavor.

step 2

Meanwhile, sweat minced shallots, garlic, red Thai chilis, and ginger with some oil in a shallow pot before adding your Philโ€™s Finest Lao Curry ground beef, doenjang, and grape tomatoes. Stir constantly to break apart clusters of beef.

step 3

Cook and simmer until the mixture is reduced and saucy to a consistency like ragu or bolognese sauce, approximately 30 minutes.

step 4

While your sauce is simmering, bring water to a boil and cook your noodles according to the package instructions.

step 5

Place your noodles in a big bowl, ladle over your broth to just cover the cooked noodles, and add a heaping spoonful of your meat sauce on top. Finish with bean sprouts, green onions, lime, and a dash of fish sauce.

step 6

Mix it up with chopsticks - this one can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.