Monday, January 26, 2009

Thai Glass Noodle salad

Everyone would have enjoyed a bowl of fragrant jasmine rice with some green, red, or yellow Thai curry at least once in his/her lifetime. Thai cuisine is spicy and hot and balanced with sweet, sour and salty flavors.
While searching Thai vegetarian recipes without fish sauce, shrimp paste (hidden ingredients in Thai curry paste). I bet, you won’t come up with millions of Veg Thai results.
Very interestingly, I came across the Thai cuisine has four regional cuisines: Northern, Northeastern, Central and Southern part of Thailand. The regional cuisine is much influenced of course by the neighboring territories.
Southern people use lots of coconut base while Northeastern use Lime juice.
This Laap/Larb dish is well known in Northeastern (Isan Northeastern region of Thailand is influenced by Lao ethnic group) but originally the dish is made with minced meat! I found this spicy noodle salad in Real thai recipe site.

The recipe called for cellophane noodle tossed with fresh herbs, chilli powder and some roasted ground rice, would be such a simple refreshing noodle salad!

Note: I reduce the amount of chili powder to off of the quantity even thought I found hot! If you are someone who doesn’t like spice just cut it off the chilli powder level. Serve warm the salad immediately! I didn’t had any white soy sauce so used the low sodium soy sauce!



Thai cellophane noodle salad





Ingredients:

Cellophane noodle/Bean threads: 1 /2 cup or one bundle (the packet comes with many small bundles)
Shallots: 1 tbsp sliced
Scallion/Green onion: 1 tbsp chopped
Cilantro leaves: 1 tbsp chopped
Mint Leaves: ¼ cup minced
Chili powder: 1tsp roasted
Roasted Jasmine rice: 2 tsp pounded
White soy sauce/or light soy sauce (which I used):1 tbsp + ½ tsp
Lime juice: ½ tsp
Sugar: ½ tsp
Salt: a pinch (optional) depend what kind of soy sauce u use

Method:
Boil about 2 cups of water, add the cellophane noodle and switch off the stove. Let it stand for 5 minutes and drain.
Roast the rice pound in a mortar & pestle.
Roast the chili powder slightly darker (very fuming/ be cautious- heat the pan and switch off the stove, put the chili powder and roast it)
Add the chopped scallion, shallots, cilantro leaves, and chopped mint leaves in bowl, pour the soya sauce, sprinkle the sugar and chili powder, add the cooked noodle and tossed with roasted ground rice over the top.

Serve the warm noodle salad immediately.


This Thai glass noodle salad is ending to DK’s event AWED:Thai
The salad is reaching LK ‘s event SWC-Salad under 15 min

46 comments:

Kayal said...

Hurray.. I am the first one to comment. Really Cham this picture is so awesome. How do you manage to get this one...I wish I could taste this salad once.

Vibaas said...

Yummy entry. Looks delicious.

LG said...

Very glossy and spicy noodles. Thanks or sending across to my event Cham.

Priya said...

Delicious Salad, loved ur hearty template,looks great...awesome click as usual..

jayasree said...

Great click. Cellophane noodles is new to me. It indeed looks like glass.

Vij said...

Cham! it looks brilliant. Yummy.

notyet100 said...

this one looks so yum,..:-)

G.Pavani said...

hi cham ,noodle salad looking colurful n yummy yaar..
as my healthy is not feeling..iam not able see ur blog yaar...these days

Dershana said...

looks really classy! and of course yummy too :-)

Happy cook said...

Wowo the salade looks so yummy delicious.
Wish i had them now.
I love some of thai dishes. Don't like jasmine rice.

Asha said...

Spicy Thai salad, yummy. I made one too, isn't it delicious to eat!!:))

Ramya said...

I like the glass noodle look. Will try your salad soon, Cham.

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Gita's Kitchen said...

I have never tasted thai curry before, like you said jasmine rice with a spicy curry should taste good, maybe first I can try out this noodle as a starter for Thai cuisine...They look so gorgeous and yummy...

Laavanya said...

What a pretty looking salad... can't believe it was that spicy.

ranji said...

Glass noodles??never heard or seen it before..Sounds really interesting and the dish looks beautiful...i have to look carefully in the international aisle now!!!:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is so cool. Look so good. YUM!... Loved the combo of flavors in the salad.

bindiya said...

you have such a cutie pie of a blog, really loved the thai noodles and ur blog as well!!

anudivya said...

Oh yeah! I love this, my Korean friend make this for her cooking class one day and I fell in love with it.
I could not find it at my store at that moment and substituted with buckwheat, but love the look and texture of this one!

Curry Leaf said...

Wow.Love this.Never worked with glass noodles.Love the info on regional cuisinies.You have adapted the recipe very well.Looks warm and inviting.
I was actually waiting for your AWED Thai entry.Lovely and perfect dear.And the valentine look of the blog rocks.

rekhas kitchen said...

eveyr time i go to that counter and come back i don'tkonw y hummm after reading your recipe i have to bring this time looks so intresting cham

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow...looks delicious.The texture of the noodles is so amazing!

Yasmeen said...

Awesome!The silky glass noodles look so pretty and appetizing:)

kamala said...

Never heard abt this noodles Cham..Asusual yummy one from you Cham!!!

Cilantro said...

I love Thai food and this recipe without the the fish sauce is a welcome change!!!. Pic looks good and tempting.

Roopa said...

I remember the last time I purchased cellophane noodles, it got over in no time:) Nice click you have there. I am looking forward to buy this again.

AnuSriram said...

Looks fantastic! Inviting!! Have to look for this noodle next time i go shopping

Archy said...

Lovely entry.. Never tasted it, looks so tempting !!
changing ur Template as the season changes,Innovative Cham!! Looks nice :) !!

meeso said...

Looks so pretty! AND tasty, too of course!

Medhaa said...

Hi Cham I am doing fine thank you for asking. have missed a lot here, this looks so healthy and yummy should try this soon

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

noodles look perfect...has a professional touch.. i like your background theme too.

aquadaze said...

The noodles look awesome Cham..such wonderful melange of flavours it has! And the picture is great!!

Raaga said...

I had this years ago at The Noodle Bar... thanks for the recipe :-)

DEESHA said...

yummy noodles .. i have enver tasted these noodles ... must try once

Rachel said...

lovely presentation....

Jaishree said...

Glass noodles never heard. Look so good.This picture is so awesome

Asha said...

Cham, didn't Karaikudi is also from Chettinad, I made a Karaikudi dal once from The YUM blog once, loved it! :))

Curry Leaf said...

THANKS & THANKS CHAM for reminding me.I had forgotten about that.I did not sprinkle Cheese as I did not have any.Its better I did not have any,else it would have been impossible.I have updated the post and will be mailing Vaishali shortly.
THANKS AGAIN.

Usha said...

Never heard of these noodles...seems really simple and delicious, good one Cham !

Soma said...

wooooo these are soo pretty! I feel like having some right now.

Asha said...

Cham, here is the link for Karaikudi Sambhar from Latha, enjoy! :)

http://theyumblog.wordpress.com/2007/08/08/karaikudi-sambhar/

A_and_N said...

They are so pretty! I have never eaten this. I should so try this. Glass noodles is available everywehre, cham?

Cham said...

Asha Thank you for the link.
A-N: U will get the cellophane noodle/bean thread in all Chinese store,(I got in Indian grocery store in CA) I even seen in walmart Asian aisle.

Alka said...

cellophane noodle ??Thanks to blogging,i am hearing and learning such interesting new things....looks simply superb and i know it sounds weird but these reminds me of falooda noodles;-)

Neha said...

Such a nice looking n yummy salad. Really cham the pic. is awesome.., I'm feeling hungry..
The noodles is something new, don't know where do i get them??

DK said...

pure glassy indeed..My eyes look all glossed over too at your pic! Made me crave for the same. Thanks for this delicious entry.:)

Annarasa said...

Another one of my favourites!! Yumm.

Apu