Kyay oh

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Kyay oh
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Kyay Oh
Place of origin Burma
Associated national cuisine Burmese cuisine
Main ingredients
  • vermicelli or noodles
  • marinated meat balls
  • pork broth
Cookbook: Kyay oh  Media: Kyay oh

Kyay oh (Burmese: ေၾကးအိုး) is a popular noodle soup made with pork and egg in Burmese cuisine. Fish and chicken versions are also made as well as a "dry" version without broth. Kyay oh is traditionally served in a copper pot.[1] YKKO, a restaurant chain in Myanmar, specializes in the dish.[1][2] Another famous restaurant specializing in Kyay Oh is called Kyay Oh Bayin, a family traditional restaurant founded in 1968.

Kyay oh is made with thin rice noodles and marinated meat balls. The broth is made with pork, chicken, or fish. The pork version, the most popular, uses pork bones and intestine.

Dry kyay oh salad (dry kyay oh salad) is made without broth and uses sesame oil. It is topped with fried garlic sprinkles. The salad, like the soup, includes meat ball, egg, pork brain, green choy and triangular shaped crispy waffles stuff with meat. Other ingredients include salt, garlic power, ginger and pepper.


  1. ^ a b [Burma] Afar magazine October 2012 page 107 by Matt Gross
  2. ^ Rough Guides (2013). Rough Guide Snapshot Myanmar (Burma). Penguin. p. 36. ISBN 1409340708