Cellophane noodles are also known as Chinese vermicelli, bean threads, bean thread noodles, crystal noodles, or glass noodles. They are a type of transparent noodle made from starch (such as mung bean starch, yam, potato starch, cassava or canna starch), and water.
These noodles are sometimes confused with rice noodles , but there is a vast difference between the two.
Here is a salad made with these noodles.the recipe did not call for peanuts, but I added some roasted , coarsely ground nuts and the salad tasted amazing.this is a salad from Vietnam and I served it along with its complete meal.
Bean Thread Noddle Salad
200 gms bean thread, noodles, softened in hot water for 20 minutes
½ cup spring onion, finely chopped
½ cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
1/2 carrot, grated
1 to 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon pickled garlic, chopped
Toasted coarsely ground peanuts
Sugar to taste
Drain the soaked and softened noodles.
Combine the noodles, spring onion, coriander ,carrots and crushed red peppers into a serving bowl.
Mix together the lime juice, soy sauce, and pickled garlic and toss with the salad ingredients.
Add the crushed nuts.