This collection of 31 recipes to cook in March consists of nothing but noodle recipes. That’s right, we’ve got a compilation of 31 noodle recipes for Noodle Month for our fellow noodle lovers out there – there’s Cambodian nom banh chok, Thai rad na ga, Indonesian soto ayam, Korean instant ramen, classic Japanese yaki udon, Hokkien noodles, Singapore curry laksa, and more noodles galore.
I wasn’t going to share a collection of 31 recipes to cook in March – until I realised March is National Noodle Month in the USA, UK and a number of other countries where our readers and fellow noodle lovers are. And when it comes to noodles, I don’t need much convincing to make noodles, cook noodles, slurp noodles, or write about noodles.
My thinking was that our northern hemisphere readers had lots of end-of-winter cooking inspiration to get them through the final few chilly weeks of winter from our 31 Recipes to Cook in January, the Winter Edition and 28 Warming Winter Dishes to Cook in February to last year’s round-up 31 Winter Recipes to Cook in August, which we published during the southern hemisphere winter.
But I hadn’t pulled together a collection of our best noodle recipes before, so National Noodle Month was as good an excuse as any. Plus, noodles are great year-round eating, whether they’re noodle soups, stir-fried noodles, noodle bowls or noodle salads. I don’t know about you, but I can eat noodles any time of day or year.
For our readers in the southern hemisphere, hopefully you’ll find March cooking inspiration in this compilation of our most popular recipes of February, our recent editions of what to cook this week, which we publish most Mondays, and what to cook this weekend, which we post most Fridays for the weekend ahead.
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Now let me share our 31 recipes to cook in March, which this month comprises 31 noodle recipes to cook for Noodle Month.
31 Recipes to Cook in March – 31 Noodle Recipes for Noodle Month
Our collection of 31 recipes to cook in March consists of 31 noodle recipes to make for Noodle Month, from noodle soups to stir-fried noodles. Enjoy!
Cambodian Nom Banh Chok Recipe for Khmer Noodles
Topping our list of 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month is this recipe for Cambodia‘s nom banh chok, one of our most popular recipes of 2022. Nom banh chok, also written as ‘nom banhchok’ is both the name of the fresh rice noodles and the dish itself. It’s an ancient Khmer specialty that has influenced other dishes in Southeast Asia, from Thailand’s khanom jeen to a Southern Vietnamese Khmer dish from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta called bún kèn. There are a handful of types of nom banh chok but this nom banh chok recipe makes Cambodia’s most beloved ‘Khmer Noodles’ called nom banh chok samlor proher, a popular breakfast dish of rice noodles doused in a yellow-green coconut-based fish curry, garnished with fragrant herbs, seasonal vegetables, edible flowers, and wild herbs.
Authentic Nom Banh Chok Recipe for Cambodia’s Beloved Khmer Noodles
Singapore Curry Laksa Recipe
This Singapore laksa recipe makes the rich coconut milk-laced version of this classic Southeast Asian noodle soup and it’s one of our best noodle soup recipes and next on our list of 31 noodle recipes to cook in March. While there’s an infinite array of laksas, there are two main types: one with coconut milk and one without. The laksa with coconut milk combined with a stock and curry paste is ubiquitous in Singapore and southern Malaysia, where it’s called curry laksa or curry mee (‘mee’ means noodles). The other type is asam laksa or Penang laksa, Penang being the dish’s spiritual home, and the broth a fish stock, with no coconut milk. A great laksa isn’t made from a jar, but starts with a homemade curry paste pounded from scratch in a mortar and pestle. Trust us, the final result is worth the effort!
Singapore Laksa Recipe – How to Make the Spicy Coconut Curry Noodle Soup
Vietnamese Fresh Prawn and Pork Spring Rolls Recipe for Classic Gỏi Cuốn
Our Vietnamese fresh prawn and pork spring rolls recipe is a classic gỏi cuốn recipe resulting in fresh, fragrant spring rolls that can be served as a light appetiser, part of a shared family-style meal or as finger food for a Vietnamese feast or barbecue. This Vietnamese prawn and pork spring rolls recipe makes a very traditional gỏi cuốn – which is a cold spring roll of cold cooked prawns, unseasoned pork belly, cold vermicelli noodles, and fresh aromatic herbs, wrapped in damp dry rice paper sheets. They’re light, zingy and refreshing, they’re quick and easy to make, and they’re incredibly healthy and delicious, and they’re another of our top 31 noodle recipes to cook in March. You’ll find more Vietnamese spring roll recipes here.
Vietnamese Fresh Prawn and Pork Spring Rolls Recipe for Classic Gỏi Cuốn
Meatball Noodle Soup Recipe with Jammy Eggs and Aromatic Herbs
Next on our list of 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month is my juicy meatball noodle soup recipe with jammy soft boiled eggs, aromatic herbs, crunchy fried onions, chillies, and chives makes a Southeast Asian style noodle soup with deliciously rustic homemade pork meatballs. Called kuy teav in Cambodia, this comforting bowl of soup is typically eaten for breakfast here in Cambodia’s northern city of Siem Reap. The main differences between my meatball noodle soup recipe and the soup you’ll slurp in a local noodle joint are the style of meatballs and boiled eggs. When eggs are served with noodle soups and rice porridges here they’re hard boiled, while the meatballs are firm, dense and chewy, and mine are soft, rustic and juicy.
Juicy Meatball Noodle Soup Recipe with Jammy Soft Boiled Eggs and Aromatic Herbs
Burmese Coconut Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe for Ohn No Khao Swe
This ohn no khao swe recipe for Myanmar’s Burmese chicken coconut noodle soup is one of our most favourite dishes from Myanmar, and another of our recommended 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month. It’s also one of our best chicken noodle soup recipes and one of the most popular chicken soup recipes on Grantourismo. Ohn no khao swe consists of egg noodles in an aromatic chicken soup with a coconut milk base, chicken drumsticks (although you could use chicken breasts if you prefer), garnished with crunchy fried noodles, boiled eggs, shallots, fried garlic, dried chilli, lime, coriander (cilantro), and sometimes fried chickpea fritters.
Ohn No Khao Swe Recipe for Burmese Chicken Coconut Noodle Soup
Cambodian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe for Kuy Teav
This traditional Cambodian chicken noodle soup recipe makes kuy teav sach moan, one of Cambodia’s most popular breakfast noodle soups and another of our best noodle recipes and top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month. This chicken soup is in the restrained style you’d typically find at a simple local eatery, market or street food stall here in Cambodia. A good clear flavourful stock is the hallmark of this soup rather than a bowl abundant with ingredients, so have a good chicken stock on hand. We use shredded poached chicken breasts, but you could use other chicken parts. Provide pepper, sugar and fish sauce – Cambodians tend to use fish sauce instead of salt in soups – and soy sauce, chilli sauce, chilli flakes, and homemade chilli oil to customise the soup.
Classic Cambodian Kuy Teav Recipe for Cambodia’s Favourite Chicken Noodle Soup
Vietnamese Bun Cha Recipe for Chargrilled Pork Patties, Pork Belly, Noodles and Herbs
This Vietnamese bun cha recipe makes the style of bun cha (bún chả) we used to eat for lunch on the streets when we lived in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi – smoky char-grilled pork patties and pork belly, fresh rice noodles, and fragrant herbs and greens, served with Vietnamese fried spring rolls. Pull up a blue plastic stool. Bun cha (bún chả) must be the most quintessential Hanoi dish after pho (phở) and this Vietnamese bun cha recipe makes the typical bun cha we would lunch on several times a week: smoky pork patties (not meatballs; see recipe below) and pork belly (the ‘chả’) char-grilled in a BBQ grilling basket over charcoal in a single brazier. They were served in a warm dipping sauce, with fresh rice noodles (bún), aromatic herbs and greens (perilla, ﬁsh leaf, basil, mint, coriander, butter lettuce, maybe sprouts), and fried spring rolls.
Vietnamese Bun Cha Recipe for Char-Grilled Pork Patties, Pork Belly, Noodles and Herbs
Vietnamese Meatballs and Rice Noodles Recipe with Tangy Sweet Sauce and Fresh Herbs
My Vietnamese meatballs and rice noodles recipe will make you a delicious Vietnamese rice noodle bowl. Mouthwatering tender meatballs are doused in a delightfully tangy-sweet sauce, sprinkled with crispy fried shallots, and served with a carrot-daikon quick pickle, crunchy cucumber, and fragrant herbs. The dish is inspired by bún chả, a traditional Hanoi specialty, but it’s not bún chả. (See the recipe above for authentic bún chả; this is what a typical bún chả looks like). This is the dish to make when you don’t have time to get the grill going and coals smouldering and don’t want your clothes reeking of smoke.
Vietnamese Meatballs and Rice Noodles Recipe with Tangy Sweet Sauce and Fresh Herbs
Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles Recipe for Quick and Easy Noodles
Next on our list of top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month is this quick and easy spicy peanut butter noodles recipe. It makes a delicious bowl of noodles that’s perfect for a fast lunch or quick mid-week dinner and it’s also another one of our most popular noodle recipes on Grantourismo. If you’re in the mood for satay but don’t have time to pound pastes and grind peanuts, this spicy peanut butter sauce should satisfy your cravings and it’s a cinch to make. It’s also versatile – use whatever noodles and toppings you have at hand – I use udon and garnish the noodles with crunchy pan-roasted peanuts, crispy fried garlic, sliced red chillies, and fragrant coriander or cilantro.
Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles Recipe for a Quick, Easy and Tasty Bowl of Noodles
Chiang Mai Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe for Khao Soi Gai
This curried chicken noodle soup recipe makes the delicious Chiang Mai khao soi gai that is as beloved by locals in the Northern Thai city, as much as it is by culinary travellers who seek out the best khao soi spots. Khao soi gai is a one-bowl meal of egg noodles, a rich, oily coconut cream-infused stock, and a leg or thigh of bone-in chicken (‘gai’ is Thai for chicken), topped with crunchy noodles. Slurped at market stalls, simple eateries and fancy restaurants, khao soi gai is perhaps the best known of the wonderful Northern Thai-style Lanna specialties and it quickly becomes addictive. We’ve based trips to Chiang Mai on searching for the best bowls of khao soi.
Khao Soi Gai Recipe – How to Make Chiang Mai Curry Noodle Chicken Soup
Cambodian Mee Katang Recipe for Cantonese-Style Noodles
My Cambodian mee katang recipe makes a delicious Chinese-Cambodian dish of wok-fried wide rice noodles, stir-fried with marinated pork, crunchy carrots and Chinese broccoli, and scrambled eggs. Called ‘mee Kontang’ in Khmer, which means Cantonese noodles, but pronounced ‘mee Katang’, these charred noodles are easy to make and super versatile. While not as ubiquitous in Cambodia as noodle dishes such as nom banh chok and kuy teav, you’ll still spot mee Katang at street food carts. A descendant of the Cantonese dish chow fun, mee Katang is made with the same fresh, flat, wide rice noodles called hor fun, stir-fried in light soy, dark soy and oyster sauce to give the noodles colour as much as flavour. It’s another of our top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month.
Cambodian Mee Katang Recipe for Quick and Easy Cantonese Style Noodles
Thai Rad Na Gai Recipe for Charred Rice Noodles with Chicken
This Thai rad na gai recipe for charred rice noodles with chicken and gravy makes a Thai-Chinese street food dish that’s more popular with Thais than pad Thai. It’s next on our list of top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month as it’s just so incredibly delicious. This recipe, adapted from chef David Thompson’s Thai Street Food cookbook, makes a rad na gai – ‘rad na’ means ‘on top’ and ‘gai’ is chicken – that tastes exactly like a favourite rad na gai we used to eat when we lived in Bangkok. Use a seasoned carbon steel wok for charring the noodles. Fresh rice noodles stick more than reconstituted dried noodles. If they stick, splash a little cooking oil into the wok.
Thai Rad Na Gai Recipe for Charred Rice Noodles with Chicken and Gravy
Phnom Penh Noodle Soup Recipe for Kuy Teav Phnom Penh or Hu Tieu Nam Vang
Our Phnom Penh noodle soup recipe for kuy teav Phnom Penh, named after Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, makes one of Cambodia’s most popular noodle soups, especially for pork lovers. At a minimum, Phnom Penh noodles is made with a pork stock base and dried rice noodles (kuy teav), topped with seasoned ground pork, but can also include any combination of pork loin, pork belly, pork ribs, pork blood cake, pork liver, and other pork offal. The traditional breakfast soup is known for its abundance. Other distinguishing ingredients are plump prawns or shrimps, lettuce leaves, bean sprouts, fresh coriander, fried garlic and fried shallots. You can use dry noodles such as dried rice vermicelli or rice stick noodles, dunked into the soup in a stainless steel spider or mesh basket with handle.
Phnom Penh Noodle Soup Recipe for Kuy Teav Phnom Penh or Hu Tieu Nam Vang
Hokkien Noodles Recipe With Chinese Barbecue Pork
Terence’s Hokkien Noodles recipe with char siu pork or Chinese barbecue pork is an old favourite inspired by a dish from legendary Australian chef Neil Perry and it’s another of our best 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month as they’re deliciously addictive. It’s hard to believe but Terence has been cooking this for 24 years, after trying Neil Perry’s Hokkien noodles dish in 1998. Terence’s version is modified from the chef’s dish that was published in his first cookbook, Rockpool. This is another noodle dish best made in a nicely seasoned carbon steel wok to get a little smoky flavour in the dish.
Hokkien Noodles Recipe with Chinese Barbecue Pork or Char Siu Pork
Vietnamese Fresh Rice Noodle Recipe for Phở and Phở Cuốn
This Vietnamese fresh rice noodle recipe can be used to make both the rice noodle sheets for the Vietnamese fresh rice noodle rolls known as Hanoi style pho cuon (phở cuốn Hà Nội) and the pho noodles or bánh phở used in Vietnam’s world famous rice noodle soup called pho (phở). If you aren’t able to source the fresh flat rice noodle sheets needed to make the Hanoi style pho cuon then you’ll need this Vietnamese fresh rice noodle recipe to make them. Plan to make both dishes simultaneously, so once you’ve made the fresh flat pho rice noodle sheets for the pho cuon recipe, keep half the noodle sheets, which you can later cut with a knife or scissors into thin 1cm strips of noodle for your Vietnamese pho noodle soup.
Vietnamese Fresh Rice Noodle Recipe – How to Make Rice Noodles for Pho and Pho Cuon
Japanese Yaki Udon Recipe for Stir Fried Udon Noodles with Vegetables
Our easy yaki udon noodles recipe makes the classic Japanese stir fried noodles dish that is perfect for a casual one-bowl dinner. ‘Yaki’ means ‘fried’ in Japanese and ‘udon’ are delightfully chewy, thick, white, wheat noodles. A classic yaki udon consists of udon noodles stir-fried with vegetables in a soy-based sauce. We sprinkle on some bonito flakes, roasted seaweed and sliced spring onions. If you’re a Japanese noodle-lover and you love Japanese udon noodles as much as I do, and you made and enjoyed my breakfast yaki udon with bacon and eggs, then you’re going to adore this easy yaki udon noodles recipe.
Classic Yaki Udon Noodles Recipe for Japanese Stir Fried Udon Noodles with Vegetables
Shan Vermicelli Salad Recipe from Shan State, Myanmar
This Shan vermicelli salad recipe with sesame, coriander and peanuts makes a deliciously light vegetarian noodle salad from Shan State in northeastern Myanmar, but you’ll spot variations of this dry noodle dish in markets and on menus around the country. Typically eaten as a contrasting accompaniment to rich oily curries it could also be eaten as a satisfying single-bowl meal. It makes one of countless delicious salads and dry noodle dishes that distinguish the food of Shan State and Myanmar more generally. The many cuisines of Myanmar – Shan cuisine, Burmese cuisine, Rakhine cuisine, Kachin cuisine, Karen cuisine, and so on – boast an infinite array of salads, which are healthy, refreshing and light yet filling. It’s another of our top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month.
Shan Vermicelli Salad Recipe with Sesame, Coriander and Peanuts from Shan State, Myanmar
Korean Spicy Noodles Recipe for Stir-Fried Udon with Kimchi
Our Korean spicy noodles recipe makes stir-fried udon noodles with kimchi, bacon and fried eggs. While the Japanese fried udon noodle dish, yaki udon, has a soy based sauce, this Korean-style yaki udon heats things up with kimchi, the spicy Korean chilli paste called gochujang and Korean chilli flakes gochugaru. We pop fried eggs on top. If you’re a lover of Japanese udon noodles but prefer the spice of Korean food, you’re going to love this Korean spicy noodles recipe, although it’s a dish for pork lovers as much as lovers of noodles and spice. It’s easily another of our best 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month.
Korean Spicy Noodles Recipe for Stir-Fried Udon with Kimchi, Bacon and Fried Eggs
Cambodian Lort Cha Recipe for Stir Fried Rice Pin Noodles
This authentic Cambodian lort cha recipe is another of our top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month. It makes the popular market meal of rice pin noodles stir-fried with garlic, bean sprouts and scallions or chives in a sauce of palm sugar, fish sauce and dark soy sauce. They must be made with rice pin noodles otherwise they’re not lort cha, and I say that as I spotted a recipe recently in a food magazine that was made with wide rice noodles. That dish has another name! Lort cha is typically served in Cambodia with a soft fried egg, a liberal squirt of chilli sauce, and a chive cake or two, which lort cha cooks fry up on the same pan.
Authentic Cambodian Lort Cha Recipe for Market Style Stir Fried Rice Pin Noodles
Ginger Scallion Sauce Recipe for Ginger Scallion Noodles
Next on our list of top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month is this recipe for the ginger scallion sauce that makes the ginger scallion noodles that were a much-copied Momofuku homage to the classic Southern Chinese sauce that chef David Chang and food writer Francis Lam popularised over a decade ago. Terence has been making these delicious ginger scallion noodles with the sauce ever since – well before their recent comeback – and you should too. We long knew this as the Momofuku ginger scallion sauce for ginger scallion noodles from chef David Chang’s Momofuku: A Cookbook published in 2009. Chang said it was “the secret sauce” served up in Cantonese joints in New York City.
Ginger Scallion Sauce Recipe for Ginger Scallion Noodles – The Momofuku Homage to a Chinese Classic
Mee Kola Recipe for Vegetarian Noodles of Cambodia’s Kola People
Mee Kola translates to Kola noodles – ‘mee’ are noodles and this is a noodle dish of the Kola, also known as the Kula or Gula people, a Cambodian ethnic minority people who originated from Burma (now Myanmar) and settled in Pailin in northwest Cambodia to mine gem stones. Our recipe for these vegetarian noodles is modelled on a dish made by a Kola family here in Siem Reap. It’s made with rice stick noodles stir-fried in soy sauce, served with papaya cucumber pickle, bean sprouts, crunchy vegetables, fragrant herbs, and crushed peanuts, which you combine altogether with the dressing in your bowl.
Mee Kola Recipe for the Vegetarian Noodles of Cambodia’s Kola People
Korean Instant Ramen Noodles Recipe for Jazzing Up Nongshim Shin Ramyun
Terence’s Korean instant ramen noodles recipe jazzes up Nongshim Shin Ramyun, which are apparently South Korean’s most popular Korean instant ramen noodles, with melt-in-your-mouth slices of char siu pork, crisp Chinese greens, blanched bean sprouts, a boiled egg, deep-fried shallots, and our heady homemade chilli oil. Terence uses Nongshim’s Shin Black Noodle Soup, which he cooks for four minutes, having added about half the soup powder first, and blanched any extras that need cooking before that, such as the Asian leafy green vegetables and bean sprouts. Terence likes to add a squirt of one of the original Thai Sriracha sauces but you could always add a squeeze of the American-Vietnamese Rooster Sriracha brand.
Best Korean Instant Ramen Noodles Recipe – How to Jazz Up Nongshim Shin Ramyun
Southeast Asian Grilled Pork Meatballs with Rice Noodles, Salad, Pickles and Rice Paper
This grilled pork meatballs recipe with rice paper, rice noodles, salad, and pickles makes a sharing style dish popular in Southern Cambodia and Vietnam. Best served on a platter so people can help themselves, it’s a DIY (do it yourself) dish that you can eat as you wish, wrapping and rolling the meatballs with rice noodles, salad vegetables, fruit, fresh herbs, and pickles in the rice paper. While our Cambodian friends from Phnom Penh and Southern Cambodia would call this a Cambodian dish, our Vietnamese friends would argue it is Vietnamese. The reality is that it’s one of a genre of dishes consumed in both countries, as Southern Vietnam was once part of Cambodia and millions of Khmer people still live there, which is why I’ve been diplomatic and called it Southeast Asian.
Southeast Asian Grilled Pork Meatballs with Rice Paper, Rice Noodles, Salad and Pickles
Best Instant Ramen Noodles Recipe + Secret to Upgrading Instant Noodles
My best instant ramen noodles recipe for a quick, easy, satisfying meal begins with discarding those tiny packets of seasoning and spice paste and making your own sauce, a popular Southeast Asian dipping sauce. Add crunch with a sprinkle of fried shallots or fried garlic and fragrance from fresh herbs and you’ve got delicious instant noodles. If you follow my now-not-so-secret formula to upgrading instant ramen, you’ll always make satisfying instant noodles. Use your favourite noodles. I recommend MAMA instant noodles, a Thai brand that Thai friends got me onto, or Nongshim Shin Ramyun Noodles. For fish sauce, we like Megachef, one of the most consistent fish sauces available internationally.
Best Instant Ramen Noodles Recipe PLUS Secret Formula to Upgrading Instant Noodles
Chicken and Mushroom Noodle Soup Recipe with Handmade Pasta
This comforting mushroom noodle soup recipe with handmade pasta called ‘lapsha’ makes a Russian vegetarian soup to which you could add shredded poached chicken or pull apart a rotisserie chicken, if you like, and it’s another of our best noodle recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month. This centuries-old vegetarian soup was traditionally eaten during the Orthodox Great Lent, which begins after Pancake Week or Maslenitsa and runs until Easter. This delicious broth provided so much nourishment that the forbidden meat, eggs and sour cream wouldn’t have been missed. While this soup is wonderful with the hand-cut noodles, you could use store-bought dried noodles or even spaghetti to save time. Sprinkle with fresh fragrant dill and add a dollop of sour cream.
Mushroom Noodle Soup Recipe with Handmade Pasta for a Centuries Old Russian Vegetarian Soup
Longevity Noodles Recipe for Long Life, Good Luck and Prosperity
This recipe for longevity noodles or long life noodles makes a traditional Chinese noodle dish that’s popular during Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year when it’s said to bring longevity, good luck and prosperity – as long as you don’t cut the noodles! – and it’s another of our best 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month. This is a super easy recipe, just take care not to break the noodles when you’re boiling them, stir-frying them or eating them, because if you do you’ll get bad luck! We buy a Singapore brand of longevity noodles here in Siem Reap produced by Hup Huat Noodles, to a recipe dating to 1930. Ask for yi mein, yi mian, yee mein, yee fu or e-fu noodles. Good luck!
Longevity Noodles Recipe for Lunar New Year for Long Life, Good Luck and Prosperity
Indonesian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe for Yogyakarta’s Soto Ayam
Our soto ayam recipe for one of Indonesia’s favourite chicken noodle soups is based on the fragrant breakfast noodle soup we fell in love with on our last day in Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java, and it’s another of our top noodle recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month. When we first tried this noodle dish on a trip to Java to explore the spectacular sites of Borobudur and Prambanan, we became just as enamoured with the food as the archaeology. ‘Soto’ means soup and ‘ayam’ is chicken and this noodle soup is the go-to street food breakfast. Soto ayam is essentially an aromatic chicken broth with rice noodles, garnishes and condiments. While there are countless versions, the Yogyakarta soto ayam we loved stood out for its consommé-like clarity and aromas from the stock.
Soto Ayam Recipe for Yogyakarta’s Indonesian Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul
Luang Prabang Style Lao Khao Soi Recipe
This Lao khao soi recipe makes another of our best noodle soup recipes – a hearty soup with wide rice noodles and a generous dollop of a rich tomato-based pork mince sauce that resembles an Asian take on an Italian ragu Bolognese. The recipe is one Terence has been perfecting for many years, since we first fell in love with Lao khao soi on our inaugural trip to Luang Prabang, Laos, after our guide pointed out a rustic noodle joint in a corrugated iron shed that he claimed served the best Lao khao soi in Luang Prabang. It came with plenty of fresh greens – crispy long snake beans, aromatic mint, basil, and lime halves – and an array of condiments to add, including shrimp paste, fish sauce, chilli sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper, but I reckon all this needs is a sprinkle of dried chilli flakes.
Lao Khao Soi Recipe – How to Make the Laotian Soup with a Ragu Bolognese Style Sauce
Russian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Chicken Meatballs
Our Russian chicken noodle soup recipe with chicken meatballs makes another one of my Russian family recipes, my Russian-Ukrainian grandmother’s chicken noodle soup – with a few tweaks. It’s an old-fashioned chicken noodle soup, which means it’s a comforting chicken noodle soup, and it’s easily another or our top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month. It’s an easy soup to make, coming together quickly, in just 30 minutes or so. The juicy chicken meatballs cook in the soup so there’s no stock to make, the flavour coming from the meatballs and subtle use of spice. The flavours are well balanced, but if you want more punch, you could add ground paprika to the chicken meatballs, or a sprinkle of chilli flakes to the broth to give it a little kick.
Russian Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe with Chicken Meatballs for a Comforting Old-Fashioned Soup
Piroshki Recipe for Savoury Minced Meat-Filled Hand Pies
My piroshki recipe makes the deep-fried minced meat-filled pastries my grandmother made and it’s another of our top 31 recipes to cook in March for Noodle Month. My baboushka would often send me home after a stay with a bag full of the addictive savoury buns that our American friends call hand pies. They’d be wrapped in tea towels to keep them warm and I couldn’t resist digging into my bag to sneak one to nibble on the train home. I was almost tempted to call this a Russian-Australian piroshki recipe, because baba’s minced meat filling contained the fine, clear, bean thread noodles that come from China and are used throughout East Asia and Southeast Asia. I never questioned baba’s inclusion of noodles until we tried this street food snack in Russia without noodles!
Best Russian Piroshki Recipe for Perfect Savoury Minced Meat-Filled Hand Pies
Please do let us know in the comments below if you make any of our top 31 recipes to cook in March, which this month comprises 31 noodle recipes to cook for Noodle Month. We’d love to hear how they turn out for you.
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