Bean Thread Noodle Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

This is a simple and flavorful salad. It is served at room temperature and will keep well at room temperature for a few hours unrefrigerated. Other meat or seafood can be substituted for shrimp and pork in this recipe.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Thai chilies
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. palm sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ lb. large shrimp
  • ¼ lb. ground pork
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 oz. dried bean thread or cellophane noodles, boiled for 1½ minutes and drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped scallions

Directions

  • Pound chilies, granulated sugar, palm sugar, lime juice, and fish sauce in a mortar and pestle or pulse in a food chopper/processor.
  • Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and add garlic. Fry until fragrant and golden, about 10 seconds. Add shrimp and pork and stir-fry until cooked, about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce.
  • Combine noodles, tomatoes, cilantro, shallots, and scallions in a large bowl. Stir in shrimp and pork mixture. Pour dressing on top and mix well.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Thai chilies
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. palm sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ½ lb. large shrimp
  • ¼ lb. ground pork
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 oz. dried bean thread or cellophane noodles, boiled for 1½ minutes and drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped scallions

Directions

  • Pound chilies, granulated sugar, palm sugar, lime juice, and fish sauce in a mortar and pestle or pulse in a food chopper/processor.
  • Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and add garlic. Fry until fragrant and golden, about 10 seconds. Add shrimp and pork and stir-fry until cooked, about 5 minutes. Add soy sauce.
  • Combine noodles, tomatoes, cilantro, shallots, and scallions in a large bowl. Stir in shrimp and pork mixture. Pour dressing on top and mix well.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories480
Total Fat23g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol155mg
Sodium1310mg
Total Carbohydrate36g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars7g
Protein31g