Yum Woon Sen recipe
Recipe: Spicy Thai Rice Noodles

This flavorful and healthy salad recipe simply uses a few raw and blanched ingredients with a tangy homemade sauce that is surprisingly filling yet very low in calories.

There are endless ways to prepare this noodle salad, so this recipe serves as a guideline only. Adjust the measurements according to your preference and taste. Replace rice sticks with mung bean glass noodles to create the famous Yum Woon Sen instead.

Spicy Thai Rice Noodles Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

50g rice sticks
150g shrimps
1 onion, sliced
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 red chili, deseeded and thinly chopped
2 tbsp fish sauce
5 kasturi limes
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp dried shrimps
Green onion, chopped
Coriander leaves

Cooking Method
  1. Fry dried shrimps in hot shallow oil until browned and fragrant. Set aside.
  2. In a pot of boiling hot water, cook shrimps the flesh turns white, for about one minute. Remove immediately to avoid overcooking. In the same pot of water, boil rice sticks until just soft, for about 3 minutes. Drain and run them under cold water. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine fish sauce, lime juice and sugar. Stir until well-combined. Add in chili, onion and garlic and mix well.
  4. Add blanched noodles, shrimps, dried shrimps, coriander and green onion. Mix until all the ingredients are evenly spread.

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