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Burmese Kuakshwe

Recipe by rabz of Dhaka, BD

This is a very famous Burmese noodle dish served in a coconut milk curry, Who ever has tried it, has loved it. I learnt this out of my Burmese friend who is an expert at making it.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

    For curry
    • 3 tbsp oil
    • 1 onion chopped into small cubes
    • 1 tsp ginger, garlic paste
    • 1 tsp red chili powder
    • 1/2 tsp haldi
    • 1 cube chicken stock
    • 1/2 tsp salt or adjust to your taste
    • 2 pieces chicken breast cut into small cubes
    • 2-3  cans coconut milk
    • 2 tbsp chick pea flour + 4 tbsp water

    * the soup should have a thick soup.

    For accompaniments:

    • 2 cup boiled thin noodles
    • 1/2 cup fried Onion
    • 1/2 cup fried garlic
    • 1/4 Spring onions, cut into  thin circles.
    • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
    • 1/2 cup fried thin strip chips
    • 2 tbsp crushed red chili
    • 2 tbsp chopped green chili
    • 2 lemons, cut into wedges
    • 1/2 cup fried noodles


    1. For curry: Heat the oil & fry the onion, ginger, garlic paste until transparent
    2. Add the started spices & fry for 2 min.
    3. Add chicken pieces & chicken cube stock & toss until all gets mixed.
    4. Pour the coconut milk & simmer for 10 min.
    5. bring to the boil & lower the heat.
    6. Cook for another 10 min then make a paste of chick pea flour & water & pour this in the soup & keep stirring so that no lumps are formed.
    7. Allow the soup to thicken.
    8. Remove from heat.
    9. Place all the accompaniments in individual bowls.
    How to eat:
    1. Every one should help them selves by taking bowls, adding the noodles first then top it with the soup, then all the accompaniments one at a time & eat.  



    Thanks Rabz it was lovely. I'm having it tonight.


    I'm going to try this one out on the weekend. I love noodles any type so I'm looking forward to have this.Hope it turns out nice. Thanx.