Chicken: Noom Pachok (Breakfast Noodles)

posted by Robert in Thailand 02-13-103 7:48 AM

Noom Pachok (Breakfast Noodles)

1 Lb. Chicken
5 cups water
1 White potato
1 Yellow onion
2-3 Stalks of Lemon Grass (bottoms only) minced
1 bundle of green onion bottoms, chopped
Cabbage to taste, optional
1 teaspoon Shrimp paste
1 teaspoon toasted rice powder
1 Tablespoon rice root powder (probably not available)
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
1-2 teaspoons curry powder, or to taste, see recipe below
1 teaspoon chopped min leaves, optional
Cooking oil (soybean is traditional)
1 package Angel Hair noodles (the ones I had were very thin)
Bean sprouts, optional

3 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 teaspoons peppercorns
6 cloves
2 tablespoons turmeric
2 teaspoons red pepper

Grind and mix all curry ingredients.

Boil the chicken in 5 cups of water in a large pot until partially cooked and reserve stock.

Cook noodles according to instructions and set aside.

Dry and chop chicken, then add to a frying pan with oil, toasted rice powder and salt and fry until browned. Return to the pot and add all other ingredients including the cooked noodles. Bring to a boil for just a moment and simmer until the soup is thick.

About the rice root, itís common in Cambodia but you arenít likely to find it anywhere else. Iím sure the dish wonít suffer too much without it.

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