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Recipe: Yam Woon Sen – Thai Style Glassnoodle Salad

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Yam Woon Sen is a quite hot glass noodle (vermicelli) salad. I love it `cause the chili warm you up while the dishes´ texture with the noodles and the shrimps cools you down; it`s perfect for warm summer days to refresh you when you don`t like heavy foods. If you make the Yam Woon Sen as hot as it used to be, I suggest you to serve it with some jasmine rice. And if you have guests who don`t like it hot, put some chili on a separate plate to spice individually 😉

You need (for 2 persons):

– 100 gr glass noodles (also known as vermicelli)

– 1 tomato, diced

– 1 long green thai bean (mind not to use “normal” green beans; eaten raw, thei`re toxic!), cut in 3 cm pieces

– 1 tbsp dried mini-shrimps

– 1 tbsp roasted, unsalted peanuts

– 3 tbsp fish sauce

– juice of 1 lime

– 3 tbsp brown sugar or palm sugar

– 1 tbsp rice vinegar

– chili, sliced (as much as you like; depending on you and the spiciness of the chili)

– 6-8 fresh or frozen shrimps

– 2 spring onions or 1 small red onion

1. Soak the noodles and the mini-shrimps in hot water (separately) for some minutes.

2. Prepare the vegetables.

3. Fry the shrimps on both sides with some vegetable oil, add some water and put a top. When they`re done, remove the shell and half the long way.

4. Cook the noodles until they`re done.

5. Mix the fishsauce with the soaked mini-shrimps, the sugar, the lime juice, the chili and the rice vinegar.

6. Mix it all together.

Enjoy the salad! It remains fresh for some days if you keep it refrigerated.

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Author: selmamatter

Hey there I´m a swiss student living in Zurich. My blog www.1countryaweek.wordpress.com is about foreign food and lifestyle; I choose one country per week to blog about.

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