spicy glass noodle salad recipe

Spicy Glass Noodle Salad Recipe (Yum Woon Sen)

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This spicy salad recipe is viewed by Thais as a great diet food, due to the use of glass noodles. The dish is low in calories but filling and extremely tasty due to its combination of strong flavours. The noodles are smooth and springy, and great at soaking up the spicy and sour dressing. There are endless ways to make this salad, so use our recipe as a guideline and adjust according to your own tastes and preferences for spice. Feel free to experiment with other vegetables and ingredients!

Healthy, glass noodles made from mung bean which is high in in protein, low in calories, and packed with vegetables and fresh flavours. It is also very light on your stomach, so even if you eat lots you will not feel bloated or uncomfortable full, or lethargic afterwards.

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spicy glass noodle salad ingredients list

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  • 150g shrimp
  • 100g minced pork
  • 10g celery leaves
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • 1 sliced shallot
  • 5 chopped bird eye chillies
  • 40g glass noodles
  • 4 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp lime juice

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Step 1: Add 100g of minced pork and 3 tablespoons of water to a saucepan and cook on a high heat without any oil. Break down the minced pork and fry it until it is cooked, then add to a mixing bowl.

cooking the minced pork

Step 2: Boil 150g of shrimp for about 2 minutes. Make sure you don’t over cook them! Set the shrimp aside.

making shrimp for yum woon sen

Step 3: Now boil 40g of glass noodles for about 3 to 4 minutes until they are cooked, then drain them and set aside.

boiling the glass noodles

Step 4: Now grab the mixing bowl with the cooked minced pork, and add 5 chopped bird eye chillies, 1 tbsp of sugar, 4 tbsp of fish sauce and 5 tbsp of lime juice. Give everything a quick stir, and then add the cooked glass noodles, cooked shrimp, 1 sliced onion, 2 sliced tomatoes, 1 sliced shallot and 10g of celery leaf. Give the salad a good mixing, and then serve!

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