Origin - Lao
Slices of fatty pork belly is often served with Khao Piak Sen
Khao Piak Sen is a traditional rice noodle soup in Laotian cuisine that is said to have originated from Northern Laos. Literally meaning, “wet rice strands”, this dish consists of slightly chewy noodles and a simple chicken broth. It is the Lao version of homemade chicken noodle soup.
[Cooking Method]The slightly elastic, firm, and chewy noodles are made from rice flour and tapioca flour. In Laos, they are made early in the morning to be sold daily in great heaps at the market. Each noodle is coated with starch to keep the noodles from sticking to each other.
The broth is simmered with various herbs that give the soup a pleasant aroma
The noodles are often cooked directly in the chicken stock which adds a pleasant thickness to the hot soup. When served, it is often garnished with shredded chicken and/or pork belly, sliced scallions, fried garlic, and fried shallots. It is the ultimate comfort food for a sick day in a cold weather!
Their Khao Piak Sen makes one feel nostalgic of their own mother's
style of the dish.