Glass Noodle Salad

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
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.


Servings: 4

100 grams about ¾ cup after soaking Glass Noodles
3 tsp fried Garlic
2 oz cooked Pork, fresh, ground, raw
1/2 cup sliced Mouse-ear mushrooms
1/2 cup toasted and crushed Roasted peanuts
2 sprigs chopped Coriander (cilantro) leaves
2 Tbl Lime juice
2 tbsp Fish sauce
1 pepper finely chopped Red hot chilis (Thai)
1 tsp Sugar


  1. Prepare the dressing first. Mix lime juice, fish sauce, chilis and sugar together and set aside.
  2. Mix the noodles, cooked ground pork, mushrooms and coriander together - hands work best!
  3. Pour the dressing over the noodle mix and stir.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish or bowl. Sprinkle the crushed nuts and fried garlic over the top.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 110
Total Fat 12g 19%
Saturated 3g 13%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
Sugars 3g  
Protein 8g