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Khao Piek Sen Noodles

Khao piek sen translates to wet rice noodle in Lao. This traditional Lao noodle dish is a chicken noodle soup that is the heart and comfort food for many Lao people including myself. The only three ingredients you will need to make these noodles are: tapioca flour, rice flour, and sometimes glutinous rice flour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course, noodle soup
Cuisine: Lao, laotian
Keyword: khao piek sen, lao, lao food, noodle soup, noodles
Servings: 2 people
Author: Saeng


Recipe 1 Standard

  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • Extra rice flour for dusting

Recipe 2 Soft

  • cup rice flour
  • cup tapioca flour
  • cup boiling water

Recipe 3 Sticky

  • 1 tbsp glutinous rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • cup rice flour
  • cup boiling water


  • In a large bowl, add the rice flour and tapioca flour then whisk.
  • Add boiling hot water to the flour mixture and quickly mix
  • The mixture will look dry but keep mixing with the spoon until it is warm enough to touch with your hands
  • Knead with the hands and press all the flours together. The dough should be firm. If the dough is crumbly, add a tbsp of hot water and knead until it becomes a ball.
  • Sprinkle area with rice flour then roll out the dough and dust with extra rice flour
  • Cut off the rough edges then cut in half and half again
  • Stack layers on top of each other then cut into desired noodle consistency. Dust with extra rice flour. Wrap in plastic wrap if you’re not cooking it right away.
  • Cook noodles for about 2-3 minutes in boiling water