Sunday, October 13, 2013

Phnom Penh Noodle Soup (Keiv Teav Phnom Penh)

Phnom Penh Noodle Soup (Keiv Teav Phnom Penh)

                Keiv Teav Phnom Penh is famous in Cambodia, a hot pork broth simmering with pork bone, dried shrimps, dried squids, and fresh daikon, grill onion, and spices are cook for hours or overnight to bring the best flavor for the morning breakfast for the Khmer people everywhere on the street or restaurant in Cambodia.  It is a lot of work you might have to make the broth the day before.
 This recipe make a lot if you don’t have many people to feed cut it in half.

For the broth you need the following ingredients

5 lbs of pork bone any bone will do

2 lbs of pork shoulder or pork butt or loin

2 onions cut in half and grill until it turns brown in color

1 small daikon radish cut to big bite size set aside

1/2 cup of dried shrimps soaks wash set aside

4 small dried squid’s soaks wash and cut to bit size set aside

2 piece of rock sugar or ¼ cup of white sugar

7 cloves of garlic smash

5 star Anise

1 t of black or white pepper corn

1 to 2 T of salt

1/4 cup of fish sauce

20 cups of water

For the meat

Cooked Pork shoulder sliced thin

Cooked Pork liver sliced thin

Cooked ground pork

Cooked shrimps

Quail eggs (make sure you put it in hot boiling for water or hot soup broth for a minute or so)

 Set all the meat aside ready to serve

To garnish the noodle bowl

Bean sprouts

Green onion

Saw tooth coriander (Jee Bunlar)


Lime wedges

Roman lettuce cut to bite size

For the flavor sauce and Garlic shallots oil

Minced Fry shallots and garlic’s with oil set aside (you need to have it ready before hand)

Sriracha hot chili sauce

Hoisin sauce

Black pepper

For the noodle you can use fresh or dried Phnom Penh noodle if you use dried noodle make sure you soaked wash and drain the water then cook in hot boiling water for a minute or so.  For Fresh noodle I also soak it for about 5 minutes in warm water so it cooks fast in boiling water.  Do use strainer with handle to cook the noodle in hot boiling water. (Don’t cook it until you ready to eat or else the noodle will stick together.)

To make the broth

You have to parboil the bone wash and clean. In a big soup pot bring enough water to boil then add pork bone.  Boil for 5 minutes on high heat then drain and wash the bone set aside, this will keep the broth clear, clean the pot.

Now put 20 cups of water in the soup pot and turn the heat on high until the water is boiling then add the bone, pork shoulder and the rest of the ingredients into the boiling pot.  Cook for 20 minutes on medium high heat then reduce the heat to low or simmer for 1 ½ hours to 2 hours.  Do adjust everything to your taste bud. (Make sure you take out the pork shoulder ahead of time if you cook it too long the meat will be very tuff to chew on)

When the soup is done take the bone out sliced any meat your want off the bone. Drain the broth and discharge everything else, put the clear broth back in the pot and set aside until ready to serve.

To serve the Phnom Penh noodle soup.

Turn the soup broth back to a boil then on low to keep the broth hot,

 Cook noodle in hot boiling water drain shake off the access water then put in  a large soup bowl add cooked slice pork meat, liver, shrimps, ground pork, quail eggs on top of the noodle then add the soup to cover the noodle,

Garnish with bean sprouts, cilantro, and green onion, saw tooth, lettuce, and flavor chili garlic oil, hoisin, chili sauce and squeeze of lime juice, sugar, black pepper to your taste bud.


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