Kow Piek Sen (ເຂົ້າ ປຽກ)

Kow Piek Sen (ເຂົ້າ ປຽກ)
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This is probably the most popular homemade soup in Laos, and this is a westernized version of. This is from my friend who is Lao, the only part to make it westernized is the use of macaroni instead of the rice noodles. This recipe to make it more available to those in the US, use macaroni unless you are familiar with making rice noodles, this recipe does not cover that. Servings, prep, cook times, and some quantities are approximate until I make this. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Kow Piek Sen (ເຂົ້າ ປຽກ)
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This is probably the most popular homemade soup in Laos, and this is a westernized version of. This is from my friend who is Lao, the only part to make it westernized is the use of macaroni instead of the rice noodles. This recipe to make it more available to those in the US, use macaroni unless you are familiar with making rice noodles, this recipe does not cover that. Servings, prep, cook times, and some quantities are approximate until I make this. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
For Seasonings
For Garnish
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. You can go with a whole chicken (in Asia, remove the head and feet first), in the US, remove the giblet pack, save those for a snack later. Now you can boil the chicken whole, or you can cut it into the standard pieces or I will just go with two breasts and two quarters (separated), no need for the wings or back.
  2. In a large pot, add the water, onion, lemongrass, and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, carefully lower in the chicken, using pieces would be much easier than a whole chicken. Return to a gentle boil and cook the chicken through (you are making the broth).
  4. While the chicken is cooking, open and drain the drain the eggs if using canned, or hard boil them if using fresh, shortcut for hard boiled is Recipe Notes. Prep the pork balls by simply slicing each in half. And then measure out the dry macaroni.
  5. When the chicken is fully cooked, carefully remove the chicken and the lemongrass bundle from the pot. Then add the dry macaroni and let that cook.
  6. While the macaroni is cooking, use two forks and shred the chicken, removing skin, bones, and any gristle, good snack for your dog 😉
  7. When the macaroni is tender, add the chicken, eggs, and pork balls to the pot. reduce heat to a simmer and use the Seasonings as listed to taste. Let this cook to heat everything through.
  8. Ladle soup into bowls and use the Garnishes listed as you desire and to taste. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I gather up all the ingredients. I will say Low cost for now.

Shortcut: Perfect Hard Boiled Quail Eggs.

Variants: 1. Use 1-2 Cornish game hens in place of chicken. 2. Omit the eggs or the pork balls, or both.

Recipe inspired by good friend, Khanthary Singnhoth, and her recipe is here.
United States.

Chinese Steamed Egg (蒸水蛋)

Chinese Steamed Egg (蒸水蛋)
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Sounds good. This is traditional and common dish served all over China. Very simple ingredients. I will use my rice cooker to steam this but you can use any steaming method you like.
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Chinese Steamed Egg (蒸水蛋)
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Sounds good. This is traditional and common dish served all over China. Very simple ingredients. I will use my rice cooker to steam this but you can use any steaming method you like.
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Heat your steamer.
  2. Crack the eggs into a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs and slowly add in the warm water. Add the salt, pepper, and chicken stock powder and mix well.
  3. Strain the egg mixture into a heatproof bowl, cover with heatproof cling wrap or set a plat on the top.
  4. Place the dish in the steamer and reduce the heat to low, cover, and steam for 10 minutes or until set.
  5. While that is steaming, fry the minced garlic until golden brown, remove from pan along with the oil and set aside.
  6. Remove the dish from the steamer, garnish with the soy sauce, fried garlic, and spring onion, enjoy with rice on the side for a lunch or light dinner.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: Add sliced or chopped mushrooms and or sliced spring onion.

Adapted from an internet recipe.