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Mar 18, 2008 07:56 PM

Where can I find Khao Soi noodles besides Sripraphai?

I'm searching for Thai (or Lao or Burmese if they exist) restaurants that serve the delicious northern Thai dish Khao soi, which is a sour yellow curry broth with egg noodles topped with pickled mustard, fried shallots, fried noodles, mung sprouts, and lime juice. My current list of places that have it in outside of Manhattan is:
AM Thai Chili Basil Kitchen
Em Thai
Leng Thai Restaurant
Siam Square Thai Restaurant
Sripraphai Thai Restaurant
Udom Thai

in addition to the names Khao Soi, it's sometimes called Chiang Mai noodles, Kao Soi, Kow soy, Northern Thai Noodles or simply Egg Noodles with Yellow Curry. Enjoy your search, it's addictive as you can tell! Let me know what you find.

VIP @Thai
278 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Am-Thai Chili Basil
359 McDonald Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218

64-13 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

Siam Square
564 Kappock St, Bronx, NY 10463

33-09 Broadway, Queens, NY 11106

661 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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  1. I had amazing khao soi at Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas, but I've never come across a NYC restaurant other than Sripraphai that had it. However, I don't eat much thai other than Sri since it's near my 'hood and it's the BEST!

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      1. I ate Khao Soi almost every day in Chaing Mai and I thought it was pretty darn good at AM Thai.

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        1. re: yuriwebboy

          Yep, I agree, AM Thai's khao soi is pretty amazing. Why shouldn't there be more places like that?!

          1. re: ephramzz

            The following Burmese restaurants have khao soi -- Cafe Mingala (2nd Ave between 72/73 and Village Mingala 21 E 7th St Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), and the Burmese restaurant about 1/2 mile from Sripraphai (I can't recall name- on Roosevelt Ave between 63rd/74th). I still like Sripraphai best. Did you know that you can search for favorite dishes on

            1. re: GingerSpice

              i didn't know you could search for fav dishes on menupages ... nice feature.

              FYI, the Burmese place on Roosevelt is now closed, from a few months ago -- maybe even six?

              1. re: GingerSpice

                Wow, gingerspice, two great insights in 1 posting! I didn't realize you could search for dishes on menupages, though it is a bit hard given the 5 or so permutations and versions of names for Khao Soi, and that you have to search area by area, i.e. you can't search the entire city at once, which is kind of a pain when you want to search the entire city for many dish names. I did find 2 new places in Manhattan that serve it: Blue Chili and Rhong-Piam (or Rhong-Tiam, not sure of the name).

                But even better, thinking of getting Khao Soi at a burmese place! I should've thought of that, knowing that the dish is burmese in origin, and since I've been going to Mingala for years and loving it. I think briefly last time I was there a few months ago I thought of asking them if they had it, but didn't know the burmese pronounciation of the dish. I assume this is it:
                Swe Taung Kow Swear room temparature egg noodles, chicken cabbage, coconut milk, onion, coriander, twist of lemon and crispy noodle on top
                have you had it gingerspice? Any good?

                Thanks again for your ideas.

                1. re: ephramzz

                  Menupages' Find-a-Food is a nice feature, but unfortunately its value is limited, since Menupages covers only Manhattan and a small part of Brooklyn.

          2. On the basis of this thread, I went to Sri on Thursday night and ordered this dish. Yes, it was excellent!