PostHeaderIcon Chicken Noodle Soup – Khaub Piaj

Chicken Noodle Soup - Khaub Piaj

Chicken Noodle Soup - Khaub Piaj

This soup will definitely relax you on any cold winter day and tastes oh so good when it’s eaten immediately from the hot stove. This is originally a simple Lao soup that at first was simply made with chicken and rice. In Laos the Hmong have taken this soup into their own homes as it is a very inexpensive and easy way to prepare for their big families. For the healthy and the sick, this could be anyone’s favorite soup so I hope you will also enjoy it.

Ingredients for 10-12 servings

  • Lai Fun Noodles (can be bought at asian store)
  • whole chicken (or chicken pieces)
  • Lemon grass stalk
  • 1 TB knorr chicken powder (optional)
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • about 15 cups of water


Condiments for the porridge:

  • a batch of chopped Cilantro
  • a batch of chopped green onions
  • asian hot sauce (sriracha rooster brand)

1. Boil a pot of the water with a whole chicken (~or 4-5 chicken thighs). Add about 1 TB salt  and 1 tb of knorr powder to start with.

2. While you wait for the chicken to cook, prepare your condiments by rinsing & mincing green onions and cilantro and then setting them aside. When chicken is cooked take the chicken out and shred with a fork or mince the chicken meat and then put the meat back into the pot again.

3.   slowly pour small amounts of noodles into the pot at a time, stirring the pot of soup steadily as  you do it.

4. Cook the noodles for ~15 minutes or until it becomes less chewy and more edible. biting into a string every now and then will help determine when the noodles are cooked.

5. In your bowl of soup add black pepper, green onions, cilantro and a squeeze of lemon and asian hot sauce. Mix and serve hot.

4 Responses to “Chicken Noodle Soup – Khaub Piaj”

  • Kellye Doody says:

    Interesting. I’ve been on a big noodle craze lately, I have absolutely no idea why – I just got a crazy craving for noodles!! Is that even possible? I’ve already tried nearly half of all the noodle recipes here and looking for more still! Crazy huh. I should probably stop soon, I dont think eating noodles every day isnt so healthy for me…

  • OCTAVIA says:

    This is really good when you feel sick. I’m use to making the American version which is good too. I actually add carrots to this soup it makes it a little sweeter and makes it pretty too.

  • baby goon says:

    hey .. i really really love this dish so much i can eat it everyday..lol yummy .. but i was wondering if u can email me the homemade recipes.. phouam@yahoo.com .. it would great help

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