Kaosoi as Served at Aloy Thai in Boulder, Colorado as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Season 27..
Recipe courtesy of Aloy Thai Cuisine

Kao Soi

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: 30 servings


Slow-Cooked Chicken:

Curry Sauce:

For serving:


  1. For the slow-cooked chicken: Sear the chicken thighs in rice bran oil in a wok over high heat. Add the peppercorns, cinnamon and star anise. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the chicken skin is crispy, 10 minutes.
  2. Put the chicken in a large pot. Add the palm sugar, black soy sauce, thin soy sauce, celery and garlic. Add enough water to cover all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 2 hours.
  3. For the curry sauce: Place the curry paste, red onion, ginger, cumin, dried chiles and cardamom in a blender and blend into a thick paste.
  4. Heat the rice bran oil in the wok over medium heat. Add spice paste and lower the heat; cook until you can smell the curry, around 7 minutes. Add the coconut milk, granulated sugar, palm sugar, fish sauce, 4 teaspoons salt and 1 1/2 gallons water. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat.
  5. To serve: Put some boiled egg noodles in a bowl. Add slow-cooked chicken and curry sauce and top with fried egg noodles, green onions and red onions.