Fried Wide Rice Noodles with Chicken — “Guay Tiew Kua Gai”

There are certain meals that a) you can only get in Thailand, and b) you NEED to get in Thailand. One of them is this bad boy…Guay Tiew Kua Gai.

This dish, first of all, is most commonly seen in roadside stalls, which means automatically it’s going to be insanely good. Anything that’s served out of a cart or stall in Thailand is the simple salt-of-the-earth food that hits you right in the icy gills of your frozen heart. Warms you up and makes you feel great. Secondly, it’s got loads of protein, just enough carbs, and the quintessential Thai seasonings and flavour. Also it doesn’t hurt that it takes 5 minutes to prep and another 5 to cook.

I’ve adapted this recipe to be gluten free (I know, I know) because what a lot of vendors use is Ho Fun noodles, which even though are called “rice noodles”, they actually have wheat in them. Ho Fun noodles are also known as “fresh” rice noodles and are always bought and used either on the same day or in a fairly small window of time. While they’re perfect to use for this and are the “authentic” noodle to use, dried wide rice noodles work fantastically. Otherwise, everything is pretty much spot-on and frankly, YOU need to cook this dish in order to make your life whole and complete.


Originally published at The Burning Butt.

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