Khow Suey – Myanmar traditional coconut noodle

(Last Updated On: August 23, 2018)
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.
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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