Vietnamese - Bean Thread Noddle Salad

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.

Recipe Source The Daily Vegan Planner.

The menu for the day
Vietnamese Curry  made with Vietnamese curry powder
Rice Noodles
Pan Fried Tofu
Dipping Sauce
Pan Fried Chillies
Bean Thread Noodle Salad
Pickled vegetables
Lemon Tea

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