Khauk swè thoke

Khauk swè thoke
Khauk swè thoke
Course Breakfast, lunch
Place of origin Myanmar
Main ingredients wheat noodles, dried shrimp, shredded cabbage and carrots, fish cake slices, peanut oil, fish sauce, lime
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Khauk swè thoke (Burmese: ခေါက်ဆွဲသုပ်‌; MLCTS: hkauk hcwai: sup, IPA: [kʰaʊʔ sʰwɛ́ θoʊʔ]) is an a thoke salad dish in Burmese cuisine. A wheat noodle salad, it is made with dried shrimp, shredded cabbage, carrots, fish sauce, lime and dressed with fried peanut oil.

In Chennai, India, a version of the dish is sold by street vendors as atho.

After the Second World war, Over 300,000 ethnic Indians from Burma were emigrated and that includes Tamils from Tamil Nadu, Telugus from Andhra Pradesh and Marwaris from the Marwar region of India's Rajasthan. Since people came back to India, they brought their food culture also along with them.

In Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, these migrated people are currently selling khauk swe which is very famous in the area called Burma Colony.


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