Khao Soi in Minneapolis??
This quickly became a favorite dish after spending a week in Chiang Mai recently and would love to find it in Minneapolis. I saw that Sen Yai Sen Lek has a beef version of it but I'd love to find a place that made it with chicken.
Any tips MSP Chowhounds?
Sen Yai Sen Lek
2422 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
You might be able to make it yourself if you can find khao soi paste in asian grocery stores. If you've tried the real deal from Chiang Mai (my favourite place is khao soi from khao soi fah ham), I'm sure you'd be disappointed wherever you try khao soi in town since most, if not all, Thai cooks are from North-eastern part .. not from the Northern part (where Chiang Mai) is located. The specialty dish from each part of Thailand is quite different, and the flavor-based for the food from each part is also different.
I make khao soi by myself from the khao soi paste and its pretty tasty. I can adjust the flavor to my liking.
You can find a decent seasoning mix for Khao Soi by Globo Foods at Dragon Star. The front of the package will say Lobo, but the company that makes it, identified on the back of the package is Globo. It's the same one my mother in law uses in Thailand, and she was born and raised in Chiang Mai. She likes the taste just fine.
You can also buy pickled mustard greens at Dragon Star too which are an essential part of the taste of the finished dish.
This is a great dish and because it's so regional, I can't wait to eat it and be transported back to chiang mai!