Food Trip Friday 087: Kuy teav noodle soup

One of the most popular breakfasts in Cambodia, kuy teav is a very simple but very tasty pork noodle soup, topped with shallots, toasted garlic, spring onions, collard greens, various herbs and sprouted mung beans. Kuy teav is similar to the Vietnamese pho.

Not the most flattering picture but the broth of this much-loved Khmer breakfast is to die for!

Most Cambodians, in Phnom Penh or in provinces, prefer to eat kuy teav in open-air restaurants rather than make this at home. Rice noodles are mostly used for kuy teav and, depending on the customer’s preference, the soup also features liver, intestines, meatballs and local pate. A bowl is served with a side sauce of red chilli sauce, preserved soya bean paste and a slice of krochma (lime).  I prefer mine with flat egg noodles without the extras, as in the picture above, for breakfast. A bowl costs between 4,000-6,000 riels (US$1=4,000riels) and best to finish off with iced coffee with milk.

4 thoughts on “Food Trip Friday 087: Kuy teav noodle soup

  1. this is so yummy sis…i tried this few times, makes me miss phnom penh more! although madami ding noodles dito sa bangkok, hehehe! visiting from FTF, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. 🙂

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