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Gratuitous khao soi image #2

Posted date:  November 4, 2008
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A bowl of pa pa soi, khao soi served with noodles made from brown rice, Khao Soi Islam, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai, Thailand

This may look like just another bowl of beef khao soi, but they do things a bit differently at Khao Soi Islam, in Mae Sai. Rather than the typical yellow wheat and egg noodles, this version, which they call pa pa soi, employed thick noodles made from brown rice. The noodles were short and coarse, and had the texture and appearance of boiled taro, which is initially what I thought they were. Another interesting thing about this restaurant was that the owners, Thai Muslims of Chinese extraction, and staff communicated in a seemingly flawless mixture of Chinese, central Thai, northern Thai and Burmese.

Khao Soi Islam
140 Th Phahonyothin, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai
053 733 026

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Comment for Gratuitous khao soi image #2

Mmm, looks too tempting, but not really on the way Mae Sai. Have you found any similar khao soi in Bangkok?

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