Posted by Tasty Asian Recipes on May - 15 - 2013 under All Recipes, Mien
  • 2 sticks of Lemon Grass - cut in 2 inch pieces
  • 1 ½ tsp of Minced Garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp of red chilli pepper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 cup of sliced Asian Beef Balls
  • 1 lb beef bones
  • 1 ½ Gallon of Water
  • 2 cans of Beef Broth
Ground Pork
  • 2 pounds Ground Pork
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons of MIEN bean paste (optional) - Substitution Garlic Chili Bean Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of Red Curry
  • 1 tablespoon of Beef Paste
  • Condiments to add at the end: Hoison Sauce, Fish Sauce, Sriracha Sauce, and Chili Oil Sauce.
  • 1 ½ bag of Rice Noodles
  • 1 cup of Shrimp (optional)
  • 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
  • 1 whole lime (4 or 6 slices)
Prep time: 5 mins Cooking time: 45 mins Serving: 2 people

KaSoy is a very popular and traditional Mien dish. Closely resembling Vietnamese Pho, KaSoy is a noodle soup that incorporates similar ingredients, including a ground pork mix as an additive. It is a very tasty and flavorful dish and the soup is usually made in a large pot to accommodate many servings for large parties.


  1. Place a deep pot on a stove on high heat and add the lemon grass, garlic and red chilli peppers. Stir for about 1 minute then the water, black pepper, beef broth, beef bones, and beef balls into the pot and let sit until the water boils.
  2. While you’re waiting for the soup to boil, take a frying pan and heat it to medium high heat on a stove. Add the vegetable oil. Throw in the minced garlic, then put the ground pork in frying pan.
  3. Add the salt and black pepper once pork is almost cooked. Then add the beef paste, red curry, and the cherry tomatoes  making sure that you break up the ground pork while cooking. Leave the pork on low heat to keep warm.
  4. With another pot, place water inside and let it boil. Add the rice noodle and vegetable oil, and a pinch of salt to boiling water. Strain the noodles after it has been softened to your liking and keep in a bowl.
  5. Now that you have all the ingredients ready, take a small bowl and add the amount of noodles you want in it. Then add the ground pork on top of it and add any extras you want such as cabbage, lime juice, bean sprouts, etc. Pour some of the beef soup into your bowl and include some of the beef balls into your bowl. Add Hoisin Sauce for tangy, savory sweetness and Sriracha for an extra spicy kick. Enjoy!

If  you like this recipe, you can also check out Easy Asian Noodles by Elen Chen and Jason Wyche.

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried this recipe and don’t forget to let us know what you think.


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  1. Amy says:

    How many servings is this recipe?

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