Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Yum Woon Sen (Thai Bean Noodle Salad)

Since I made this yesterday during father's day, I thought I would write it down too. This is a verbally passed recipe from my sister who has live in Bangkok for a few years now. According to her, everything in Thailand is "yum", which means everything is made into the sweet, spicy and sour form. This is my slightly modified version of the recipe.

  • Bean Noodle or Bean Thread (about 2 handful)
  • Half a bunch of cilantro
  • 2 big fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 4 oz of ground chicken
  • 4 cloves of shallot or half a red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • deep fried shallot
  • 8 medium size scrimp, slice into half (left and right)
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
Heat up a sauce pan with 2 tablespoon of olive oil, and throw in the garlic. Add the ground chicken and stir it for about 5 minutes. Get the chicken out, and into the same pan, throw in the scrimps. It should only take 2-3 minutes to get the thinly sliced scrimps cooked.

Soak the dried bean noodle in boiling water until it is soft. Use a scissor to cut the noddle if they are too long. Drain the water. Into a big bowl, mix in all the ingredients that has not been used except the fried shallot. Sprinkler some fried shallot on top of the noddle at the end, and some more cilantro for garnish.


Anonymous said...

So how does this taste? looks like a lot of wonsen. Wait till u come to bangkok i bring u to eat the real one!

Aliko Club said...

Yes, I first made it in a bowl, and put the garnish in the bowl too. Then when I pour it onto the square plate, everything is buried.

Of course it tasted good :)

Ama House said...

U forget the most important ingredient, chili padi. but it look delicious.

Aliko Club said...

Oh ya, it's buried somewhere and forgot to include that in the ingredient. Thanks.