Guay Teow (Thai Noodle Soup) Recipe

One of the most popular Thai dishes is Guay teow which can be found almost everywhere. Guay teow describes all kinds of noodle soup. It can be made with chicken, pork or beef (rarely vegetarian-friendly) as well as rice noodles or egg noodles. Sometimes also added wonton or meatballs to the broth. This dish is best served with a choice of seasonings including, sugar, dried chili, lime juice, and fish sauce. Guay teow can be eaten at any time and is very good as a late night snack.

Guay Teow (Thai Noodle Soup)

To make this food not too difficult as long as we want to try it. Below will be explained about the ingredients needed and steps to make Guay Teow or Thai Noodle Soup.

Thai rice noodle soup with pork meatballs, topped with cilantro, bean sprouts, and crispy fried garlic.

Ingredients :

  • 1 bag rice noodles
  • 11 oz. pork meatballs (or meat of your choice)
  • 1 bag bean sprouts
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp. pork seasoning
  • 6 cups of water
  • fried garlic
  • cilantro
  • red pepper flakes
  • white vinegar
  • green hot chili peppers

Intructions :

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, turn off when boiling then add the rice noodles and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Strain the noodles and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, then set aside.
  • Chop the cilantro, smash the garlic, crush the coriander seeds, and cook the meat if not already precooked.
  • Add the 6 cups of water to a medium large pot and turn on high, add the smashed garlic, crushed coriander, white pepper, sugar, and the pork seasoning. Bring to a boil and boil on high for about 7 minutes.
  • Strain the broth and toss the smashed garlic and coriander seed remains, then add the meatballs to the strained broth. Cook an additional 3 minutes until the meatballs are hot.
  • Serve over rice noodles and top with desired amount of red pepper flakes, sugar, vinegar mixture, cilantro, bean sprouts, and fried garlic.
Guay teow is ready to be served


To make the vinegar and pepper mixture, mix about a 1/2 cup of white vinegar and add about 4 roughly chopped green peppers. Let the mixture sit over night if you have time or sit for at least 15 minutes.

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