Mormor’s Kaukswe

Burmese Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Kaukswe is one of the most famous of Myanmar’s wonderful breakfasts, Mohingha is the most famous and is made with fish and banana trunks.

Breakfast is a very special time in Myanmar, there are so many tasty things to choose from, but you have to get up early or you will miss your chance.

This is my grandmother’s recipe for Chicken Kaukswe which is a favorite Burmese breakfast, but can also be eaten at other times of the day. Burmese Chicken Noodle Soup.

Serves 6-8

  • 5 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 inch piece young ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 chicken
  • 2 qts water
  • 2 t turmeric
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • chili powder
  • 4 T split pea flour (can substitute cornstarch)
  • 1 coconut (3 c. liquid extracted)
  • 1 lb egg noodles

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