Khow suey – a beautiful balance

Some friends met on Friday.

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Now since these friends have known each other forever, a number of (silly) activities were (obviously) indulged in.

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Activities included were:

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Drinking white wine

Discussing relationships

Eating cupcakes

Laughing

Taking photographs that weren’t great (blame the wine)

Hugging

Power naps

Singing songs together

And smiling (lots and lots of smiling)

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These are some of the things my crazies and me did recently.

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We also ate Khow suey.

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Khow suey is a traditional Burmese noodle dish. It involves noodles, and a rich coconuty gravy (usually with chicken, beef, or shrimp) that you eat with a number of condiments.

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The noodles and gravy taste fantastic, but it’s the condiments that are the real fun part πŸ™‚

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Together they create a perfect balance of taste and texture in your mouth- sweet, spicy, creamy, tangy, crunchy- all in one mouthful.

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Condiments for Khow suey differ from region to region, and you can choose almost anything you like.

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These are the ones we had.

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Hard boiled eggs

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Fresh coriander

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Deep fried noodle bits

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Onions

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Fried garlic (my favourite one πŸ˜› )

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Green chillies

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Lemon juice

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Chilli oil

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How beautiful is that?

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It is a bowl of comfort, nestled in happy memories.
Much like old friends.

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20 thoughts on “Khow suey – a beautiful balance

  1. Thanks, I’m hungry now! πŸ˜›

    Also, just wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on our “love story” the other day… that meant a lot to me. πŸ™‚

    Very best of luck to you!

  2. Looks yum, Charis!

    Incidentally, we were sometimes served this for dinner at school. Only, it was put up as “Cow Sway” on the menu board. It was the third most dreaded item on the school menu after “Veg Stew” and “Sindhi Besan”. πŸ˜€

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