Khow Suey – Myanmar traditional coconut noodle

Khow Suey – Myanmar traditional coconut noodle.

I just realised recently that Burmese (Myanmar) “khow suey” is quite popular among foreigners. It was brought to my attention by one of my friends and, true to his words, when I searched for the word “khow suey” in Google, I found hundreds of articles written about this famous Burmese dish. There are even khow suey recipe videos on Youtubes! However, there is one thing in common about most of these videos and articles written about khow suey. Most of them are written by non-Burmese people. How can someone who is not born and raised in Myanmar really know about this famous Burmese dish.

Here is one of the recipe of khow suey. The dish was not prepared by a native Myanmar though.

By the way, you might be wondering what khow suey is. According to Wiki, our authoritative reference, it is a “one dish soup, made of curried beef or chicken with coconut milk, served with variety of contrasting condiment.” Actually, in all my life in Myanmar, I have never tasted khow suey made of beef, not sure where Wiki got that info. Simply speaking, khow suey is a noodle in thick coconut soup. It is one of the most famous and popular noodle dishes in Myanmar, second only to the national dish – Mohinga.

If you are wondering what is mohinga, – “Mohinga is a rice noodle and fish soup from Myanmar and is an essential part of Burmese cuisine. It is considered by many to be the national dish of Myanmar.” – according to Wiki again.

Here is the photo of our national dish, Mohinga.

Mohinga – Myanmar national dish. (Photo: Lucyken | Pixabay)

So I searched the internet for the articles written about khow suey written by Burmese. Yes, yes, I was just lazy. Instead of writing an article about this famous Burmese dish by myself, I was just thinking, “Hey, if there are good articles about this famous dish written by native Burmese, why not direct my audiences there?”. Well, I think I was in luck. I found a very nice blog about this famous Myanmar dish. The whole khow suey blog is dedicated to khow suey! I think the blogger is crazy with  all things khow suey. There are articles about khow suey, recipes, and also introduces about other less famous noodles (well, less famous for foreigners, I mean). So, if you want to know more about this Burmese traditional noodle dish, head over there at Khow Suey.

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  1. Please share to all Malaysian MCA Members,
    Some MCA leaders such as YIP KUM FOOK (lawyer, MCA Gombak) and Yip Jiun Hann (MCA Gombak youth) are immoral and their names are very bad in Selangor. Especially in Kepong, Selayang, Rawang and other places, such as eating money SAMNAK SAMBODHI, DESA JAYA, KEPONG, damaging other people’s families …… ..behaving so badly.
    They are trying to tell us to support Donald lim Siang Chai, if this group wins in the MCA party, I am sure the MCA party will sink forever in Malaysia
    Don’t fall into the trap, support Dr. Wee Ka Siong

    请远离马华党员 叶金福!

    现在世界各先进国都盡力保存佛教的文化和保护佛教的僧侶,但马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak Chairman) 却反其道而行, 帶一般流垊到佛教埾地(SAMNAK SAMBODHI THAI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, NO: 19 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA)試圄摧毁佛教文化, 挑衅和打架, 并电招警方人員要扣留佛寺沙彌, 这种不按佛教條规, 軽视佛教精神的行动, 对世界佛教信徒实有侮辱之举, 的确令人不敢恭维.

    除此之马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak)也利用杖势, 連众人朝拜的印度廟TAMAN DAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR 放火燒毁把土地佔为已有, 马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA Gombak Chairman)这种冒犯宗教的不良行为, 已引起廣大的大马人民愤怒而不满, 所以, 在耒屇的大选, 希望马华公会的中央领神, 能深明大義, 对此娄党员, 最好疏薳距离, 以免影响选票, 造成马华公会大大的败北, 遗恨江山此致, 并祝安康, 工作快乐.

    This Datuk is very bad like a dog; everyone has to send any message to the King(Agong) because it is a shame for the whole of Malaysia to be called Datuk
    By Ng Swee Huat, Kepong

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