Glass noodle salads (yum woon sen) are one of the most common yum salads you'll find in Thailand. They can be quite light, but with a sweet and tangy taste. A bit of ground pork is the most common meat, but you can also add a few shrimp or some cooked squid if you like. You can also leave out the meat entirely for a vegetarian version.
Glass Noodle Yum Salad
For this recipe, the peanuts are usually pan-roasted. Heat a heavy skillet and toss the peanuts in, shaking the skillet until the peanuts are darkened in spots. You can do this well in advance of needing the nuts.
|Glass Noodles||100 g (after soaking)||See preparation tip|
|Fried garlic||1 Tbl|
|Ground pork||3 Tbl||Cooked|
|Mouse ear mushrooms||½ c||Sliced|
|Peanuts||½ c||Toasted and crushed|
|Corriander||1 -2 stalks||Chopped|
|Lime Juice||2 Tbl|
|Fish sauce||2 Tbl|
|Mouse dropping chilies||1 Tbl||Finely chopped|
|White sugar||1 tsp|
- Prepare the dressing first. Mix all of the ingredients together and set aside.
- Mix the noodles, cooked ground pork, mushrooms and corander together - hands work best!
- Pour the dressing over the noodle mix and stir.
- Transfer to a serving dish or bowl. Sprinkle the crushed nuts and fried garlic over the top.