If you love Vietnamese phó – You will love Ka-Soy (Iu-Mien Noodle Soup)! Ka-Soy is an authentic Iu-Mienh soup dish with bursting flavors. It is delightful and fantastic on any occasion, esp. on raining and cold days.
- Yield: 4-6 Servings
- Difficulty: Medium
- Total: 1 to 2 Hours
- 2 pounds Ground Pork
- 1 ½ teaspoons of Minced Garlic
- 1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes (sliced)
- ½ cup of minced Cilantro
- ½ cup of chopped Green Onions
- ¼ cup of minced Jalapenos
- 1 cup of fine slice of Cabbage
- 1 cup of Bean Sprouts
- 2 sticks of Lemon Grass – cut in 2 inch pieces
- 1 whole lime (4 or 6 slices)
- 2 teaspoons of MIEN bean paste (optional) – Substitution Garlic Chili Bean Sauce
- 2 teaspoons of Red Curry
- 1 tablespoon of Beef Paste
- 1 cup of sliced Asian Beef Balls
- 1 Cup of Asian Pork Ham
- 1 ½ Gallon of Water
- 2 cans of Beef Broth
- 1 ½ bag of Rice Noodles
- 1 cup of Shrimp (optional)
- Condiments to add at the end: Hoison Sauce, Fish Sauce, Sriracha Sauce, and Chili Oil Sauce.
- Heat frying pan in medium high heat on stove with a splash of olive oil or vegetable oil. Throw in the minced garlic, within 30 seconds, put ground pork in frying pan. Add a tsp. of salt into the frying pan. Once pork is a 1/3 of the way cook, add the red curry, beef paste, along with the cherry tomatoes. Make sure to break up the ground pork while cooking.
- Unless you bought freshly made soft rice noodles, you would want to bring deep pot into boil with water. Add rice noodle, a little olive oil, and salt to boiling water. Once noodle soften–strain the noodle (leave it in the strainer or put it in a big separate bowl).
- Heat up the stove in a deep pot for the 1 ½ gallon of water. Add the Lemon grass, water, and 2 cans of beef broth. Once it comes to boil, add the beef balls and/or shrimp.
- Put the amount of noodles you like in a bowl. For toppings/condiments put 1/2 cup of the cooked ground pork. On top of that, add some of the cabbage and bean sprouts as well as a pinch or two of the cilantro, minced jalapenos, and green onions. Moreover, top it off with a squeeze of freshly sliced lime along with a few fine sliced Asian ham (steam pork). Add a little Hoison sauce, fish sauce, Sriracha chili sauce and chili oil sauce for flavoring. Finally, add the broth and it is ready to eat. Enjoy.