In northern Thailand, noodle is not only considered a meal in themselves but are also used as a form of decoration to accompany a variety of dishes. Thai noodles have a unique flavour and are very popular among tourists and locals alike. To accompany your noodles, here are a few excellent homemade Thai recipes for Thai rice noodles.
One of the more popular Thai dishes is Thai Noodle Soup. This soup can be served cold or heated according to preference. The noodles are generally stir-fried in a mix of chicken, beef, pork, mushrooms, vegetables, and various spices like cinnamon, black pepper, and Cayenne. In northern Thailand, you will often find beef that has been marinated in Thai flavours for several hours.
In southern Thailand, noodles are usually served with a side of lime juice for dipping. In northern Thailand, they are generally served with a cup of spicy broth with a heavy coating of minced meat. Chicken is the most common meat used, followed by shrimp, fish, vegetables, and other ingredients.
There are a few basic steps to make Thai noodles and you should follow them correctly to get the best results. First, you need to add enough water to bring the noodles to a boil.
Once you reach a boil, turn the heat down to simmer and reduce the heat so the noodles do not stick to the bottom of the pot. The next step is to add some salt to the noodles and mix everything well.
Thai Rice Noodles
The next step is to stir the noodles for two to three minutes so that they break down a little bit. To finish off the noodles, you need to add some peanut oil and some finely chopped peanuts.
Another traditional type of noodle soup in northern Thailand is Thai omelette. Omelettes are traditionally made of large eggs, vegetables, and spices like garlic, chilli, and chicken powder.
To make Thai omelettes, you first need to combine enough onions, fresh herbs, paprika, and a mixture of garlic and chilli in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the onions are translucent, add a few bay leaves to the mix and cook for about five minutes.
After that, mix in enough water to just cover the noodles and bring it to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, remove from the heat and add the garlic, paprika, and chicken stock.
Stir for about two minutes and then let the mixture cool before you pour it into a bowl. After that, you can arrange the noodles so that they don’t stick to each other and then turn them over so that the other side has some meat on it.
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You can make Thai omelets the same way you would make chicken omelets, but you’ll need to use smaller eggs. Just make sure that you use thick, light-colored eggs.
For Thai noodles, the process for preparing them is very similar to those in northern Thailand. But once you have a grasp of the basic techniques of making noodles in Northern Thailand, you can easily make the other variety in southern Thailand.