Today was yet another nice spring day, so I started craving Curry and Watermelon. I think that’s a craving that’s a bit too uniquely me!
Anyway, my Burmese friend taught me the recipe for Ohn No Khauk Swe, a traditional Burmese breakfast dish. It’s a nice, lemony dish with mouth-watering Coconut and Turmeric combination that will be sure to awe you.
So, I went on the escapade to make this dish. Only thing different is I substituted the thin noodles for Udon 😂😂
A clear broth or curry,
I’m the best companion
There can be.
Of course, therein lies
For my trusted opponent –
This is one of the few recipes where I just wing it based on taste, so please adjust all the seasoning according to your preference. The dish is quite forgiving if you under-season it, because you can always add it as a garnish in the end 😊
Recipe for One
- 1 packet of microwaveable Udon
- 150 grams – Chicken breast or thighs cut into bite sized pieces (or more, if you want more protein)
- 80 grams – Minced Onion
- 15 grams – Grated Garlic
- 10 grams – Grated Ginger
- 5 mL – Oil
- 8 grams – Turmeric
- 5 grams – Chilli Powder or Paprika
- 10 mL – Fish sauce (or more to taste)
- 80 mL – Coconut Milk
- 5 grams – All purpose flour or gram flour (you can get this in Asian Markets)
- 1 Lemon (mellow)/Lime(sharp). Cut it into half, and juice one of the halves. Cut the other half into a quarter for garnish
- Water, if needed
- Thinly sliced shallots
- Chilli pepper flakes
- Fried onion
- Boiled Egg
- Marinate the chicken with the ginger, garlic, turmeric and chili powder for at least 10 minutes
- Heat oil in a pot and saute the onions until golden brown
- Add the marinaded chicken and lemon juice and stir fry for 2 minutes
- Now, add the fish sauce and the coconut milk
- Let the mixture come to a boil
- Add the liquid from the curry to the flour, mix well, and add it back to the pot
- Let the mixture thicken and turn off the heat (add more water here, if it is too thick for you)
- Microwave the Udon as per the instructions on the packet
- Place the Udon in a bowl, and pour the chicken curry all over it.
- Garnish, and serve!