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Shan khao swé
Shan Noodles (Shan Khao Swé)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Shan noodles are an easy Burmese recipe where chicken or pork cooked in tomatoes, is served over a bed of rice noodles, sometimes served with broth.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Burmese
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 1 lb chicken (or pork), chopped
  • 10 oz. dried Shan noodles (rice noodles)
  • 2 onions , chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 (1-inch) piece ginger , peeled and chopped
  • 8 tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (optional)
  • 8 tablespoons peanuts , crushed
  • 2 scallions , chopped (for garnishing)
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  1. Place the dried noodles in a large bowl of cold water.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Turn off the heat, and place the dried rice noodles.
  3. Heat oil in a large wok. Fry the onions, garlic and ginger for 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Add chili powder and continue to stir fry for a minute.

  5. Add the chopped chicken (or pork), tomatoes, tomato paste, and stir well. Add soy sauce and sugar and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes until all tomatoes are crushed.
  6. Put a handful of noodles into a bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of chicken curry, crushed peanuts and adjust with soy sauce to taste. Add a few spring onions. Serve immediately with pickled mustard greens (optional).