Malaysia-based chef Norzamri Bin Zainal aka chef Zam who was in the city recently teaches us how to prep the perfect veggie Khao Suey
Chef Norzamri Bin Zainal aka chef Zam is all about a good challenge. The culinary expert from Malaysia — who has spent the past 20 years in the hospitality business across Malaysia, Brunei, Dubai, Oman and Vietnam — happens to be the man behind the flavours of the recently opened Asian canteen Vah Pho on Cathedral Road. Eager to get a taste of South Indian curries and our much loved biryani during a trip to Chennai, Chef Zam gives back a little love with a recipe of traditional Burmese Khao suey. Staying from the conventional fish noodle soup recipe, this a vegetarian option to promises to be so delicious — you probably won’t miss the meat.
Khao Suey - Veg
Flat rice noodles 50 gms | Broccoli 20 gms | Carrots 20 gms | Snow peas 20 gms | Babycorn 20 gms | Zucchini 20 gms | Onion 20 gms | Assorted peppers 20 gms | Coconut milk 300 ml | Salt to taste |
Palm sugar to taste
For the paste
Dry red chillies (3) | Fresh green chillies (1) | Ginger 10 gms | Lemon grass (1) stalk | Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves few | Kaffir lime leaves few | Basil leaves (few) | Crispy fried soft noodles 50 - 100 gms
Roasted peanuts 20 gms | Golden brown onions 20 gms| Chilli paste 20 gms | Lemon wedges (2 - 4) | Sliced red chillies (few) | Fried garlic 20 gms
Method of preparation
■ Boil the flat noodles and set in on a serving platter.
■ Crispy fry the noodles and keep it aside.
■ Blend all the ingredients together for the paste.
■ Heat oil and saute the blended paste.
■ Cook until the oil oozes out from the paste.
■ Add the vegetables and cook. Add a little
stock water to cook the vegetables.
■ Season the sauce with salt and palm sugar and flavour the sauce with basil leaves and kaffir lime leaves.
■ Pour the coconut milk and cook.
■ Now the pour the cooked sauce over the flat rice.
noodles and top it with crispy noodles.
■ Garnish it with coriander leaves.
■ Serve hot with condiments on the side.