Thai Spicy Glass Noodle Salad with Shrimp
What I like about the Spicy Glass Noodle Salad is that it does not soak in the sauce nor turn soft. It maintains the 'Q-ness' and the sauce engulfs around the noodle, turning the dull glass noodle into a flavourful one. This is also a good '开胃' dish as the sweet and sour blend kick start the senses on your tongue, and the glass noodle ain't too heavy for a starter as well.
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Cook Time
  • 150g glass noodlesoaked in room temperature water to soften. (150g 冬粉浸泡在水里直到软化)
  • 1 tomatocut into 6 or 8 wedges (1 个蕃茄切成6-8片)
  • 1/2 onionsliced thinly (1/2 洋葱, 切片)
  • 2stalks spring onionCut 2cm long. (2 个葱, 切成小条状越2公分)
  • 2stalks chinese celeryCut 2cm long. (2 个中国芹菜, 切成小条状越2公分)
  • 5 - 6 shrimpsde-shelled and de-veined (5 - 6 只虾, 去壳和取出静脉)
  • 50g mince pork剁碎的猪肉50公克
  • 7 - 8 red chili padichopped finely (7 - 8 条小辣椒, 切碎)
  • 10 garlic clovechopped finely (10个蒜瓣, 切碎)
  • 3tablespoons fish sauce3匙鱼露
  • 2tablespoons brown sugar2匙红糖
  • 3tablespoons lime juicefreshly squeezed from 2 lime (3匙酸柑汁)
  • 1tablespoons soy sauce3匙酱青
  • 1/4cup water4匙水
  • 1/4cup water4匙水
  1. Boil 1/4 cup of water in a wok. Add minced pork and soy sauce into the boiling water. Lightly stir until the pork is fully cooked. Set aside the pork with the soy sauce water. 把4匙水倒入锅里, 熬煮1 分钟。倒入剁碎的猪肉和酱青, 翻煮到猪肉熟透。 然后, 将猪肉和浆汁取出。
  2. Use a big bowl, dissolve the brown sugar in fish sauce. Mix in chili, garlic, lime juice and cooked pork with the sauce. 在一个大碗里, 加入红糖和鱼露。搅拌到红糖融化在鱼露里。加入辣椒,蒜,酸柑汁 和将猪肉与浆汁。
  3. In a clean wok, boil water. Blanch the glass noodle and remove from water using a sieve after it's fully cooked (under 3 mins). Mix the glass noodle with the sauce to prevent the noodle from drying up and sticking together. 把2大碗的水倒入清洁的锅里, 熬煮2 分钟。将软化的冬粉倒入热水, 快煮1分钟, 然后用一个筛子取出, 滴干水分。把煮好的冬粉与浆汁混合。
  4. Use the same boiling water to cook the prawn for 1 - 2 mins. 用水煮熟虾。
  5. In the bowl of mixed vermicelli with sauce, add in the cooked prawn, onion, tomato, celery and spring onion. Mix lightly and ready to serve. 把虾,洋葱,葱,蕃茄和芹菜加入搅拌好的冬粉。
  6. Top with pound cashew nut or peanut (optional).
Recipe Notes


  • After boiling the glass noodle, immediately soak it in ice water. This prevents the noodle from drying and sticking up. In the event if you miss this step, you can still re-boil the glass noodle, but avoid boiling it for too long.
  • Brown sugar is highly preferred than white sugar. Brown sugar melts easier which allows you to stir and mix with ease together with the fish sauce. In the absence of brown sugar, you can also use white sugar, just that it takes longer time to melt, alternatively, add a bit of hot water to dissolve the fine particles first before mixing it with the fish sauce.