Kuaitiao khua kai
Kuaitiao khua kai served with a poached egg and deep-fried doughsticks
Alternative namesKhua kai
TypeRice noodles
Place of originThailand
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsrice noodles, chicken, eggs, squid, lettuce

Kuaitiao khua kai (Thai: ก๋วยเตี๋ยวคั่วไก่, pronounced [kǔa̯j.tǐa̯w kʰûa̯ kàj]) is a popular Chinese-influenced Thai dish made with stir-fried rice noodles (ก๋วยเตี๋ยว, kuaitiao) and chicken.[1] The recipe for kuaitiao was later changed by Thais to dried noodles with chicken, whence came its modern Thai name.

Kuaitiao khua kai is normally served as soaked dried rice noodles stirred with a simple combination of ingredients, such as chicken, squid, and lettuce. Other optional ingredients include sliced tomatoes, eggs, deep-fried doughsticks, garlic, and spring onion. It is seasoned with oyster sauce, light soy sauce, and fish sauce. It also may be seasoned with sauce prik, chili flakes, vinegar, sugar, and tangy tomato sauce.[2] A special way to make kuaitiao khua kai is to spread it on top of lettuce.[3]

It is said that Kuaitiao khua kai originated from chicken congee without stock in the Talat Noi neighborhood in the before World War II period by overseas Chinese, who migrated to sell. It is very popular, especially young women, so it was adapted into noodles.[4]

The notable Kuaitiao khua kai eateries in Bangkok are Suan Mali neighborhood near Hua Lamphong railway station, and Phlapphla Chai neighborhood near Bangkok Metropolitan Administration General Hospital in the Yaowarat (Bangkok Chinatown) area.[5] In another places such Ban Poon neighborhood in Bang Plad under the Rama VIII bridge in Thonburi side[6] and Luk Luang road along the Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem near Talat Nang Loeng and the Government House etc.[7]


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  2. ^ "วิธีทำ ก๋วยเตี๋ยวคั่วไก่". 9leang (in Thai). Archived from the original on 19 December 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.
  3. ^ "ก๋วยเตี๋ยวคั่วไก่". ucancookthai (in Thai). Archived from the original on 23 December 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009.
  4. ^ Arpaspipat, Teerawat (2013-03-06). "เรื่องเล่าคนตลาดน้อย-อาเจ็กชำนาญ". ย่านจีน ถิ่นบางกอก (in Thai). Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  5. ^ "ชี้เป้า 5 ร้านเด็ด ก๋วยเตี๋ยวคั่วไก่สวนมะลิ มาทั้งทีต้องจัดให้ครบ". chilpainai (in Thai). 2016-02-27.
  6. ^ koi_la_zy (2016-09-17). "คั่วไก่ ในตำนานจาก "ร้านคั่วชามเปล"". Mthai (in Thai).
  7. ^ ทุมนานนนท์, ดร.ธนา (2014-11-10). "ฮ้งคั่วไก่เจ้าแรกๆ ของประเทศ". Thairath (in Thai).