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Khow suey

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Khow suey
Alternative names
  • khausa
  • khousay
  • khausey
TypeNoodle soup
Place of originBurma
Region or stateLower Burma
Main ingredientsEgg noodles, curried beef or chicken, coconut milk
VariationsOhn no khao swè
Similar dishesLaksa, Khao soi

Khow suey (from Burmese: ခေါက်ဆွဲ), is a noodle soup made of egg noodles and curried beef or chicken with coconut milk, served with a variety of contrasting condiments.[1] A squeeze of lemon also adds tanginess to khow suey.[2] The dish is similar to the Burmese noodle dish ohn no khauk swe, literally 'coconut milk noodles'.


The dish, known as ohn no khao swè, originated in Burma, and came to the Memon community of Pakistan who adapted this dish, likely coinciding with the emigration of South Asians from Burma in the 1960s, and is now a representative Memon dish now known as khausa.[3]

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  1. ^ "Cooking Classes / South East Asian Inspirations - CORIANDER LEAF - the New Asian Food Hub". Archived from the original on 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-09-17.
  2. ^ Burmese Khow Suey recipe Archived 2017-02-12 at the Wayback Machine at About.com
  3. ^ "Khausa: A tale of two cities - Yangon and Karachi". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 2019-10-31.