This dish takes me back almost 30 years. I remember when I was working as a secretary in downtown Brooklyn. Every pay day, a coworker and I use to splurge for lunch, and we’d go to this Taiwan restaurant. I’d order this noodle dish, every week. However, it took me a while to work my way to trying a different culture of food. I was use to Chinese food that was usually the whole in the wall restaurant, where my idea of an Asian dish was chicken wings and pork fried rice. But, it’s not the Resturant’s fault that they have to adapt to what the neighborhood whats the most. However, my horizons were limited.
I forgot the name of the Taiwanian restaurant. But, I believe it plays an important role in my culinary enthusiasms. Because, each week I went there, it pushed me to order something that I felt would be more flavorful than the dish I had last week.
Enter pad Thai and bean thread noodles. Oh yes! And, the freshness of vegetables like scallion and cucumber. Never knew that vegetables can actually add exotic flavors to a dish.
I made this dish to purposely bring my taste buds back to something for me that really just taste good!
Bean thread noodles (2 bundles)
Shrimp 2 cups
Cucumbers 1 cup
Scallions 1 cup
Cabbage (salad bag for convenience) 1 cup
Carrots 1/2 cup
Cilantro 1 cup
Fish sauce 4 tablespoons
Sesame oil 4 tablespoons
Salt and pepper
How to make
This dish is actually very easy to make. Frying chicken is more complicated.
Prepare the noodle as the instructions on the packet. Use 2 average bundles.
Cut up your vegetables, medium dice, also for convenience, get the salad pre made, so much easier then cutting up a whole cabbage. Also, for convenience, get precooked shrimp.
If you have a wok, perfect! If you don’t no problem. Regular pan will do fine. Add your 4 table spoons fish sauce, and, 4 tablespoons sesame oil. Let heat up a little, then throw your shrimps, veggies, then noodles. Splash soy sauce as needed, make sure noodles are covered completely with soy sauce.
Use tongs or flat flipping pancake turner. Add little salt and pepper. Make sure all ingredients are incorporated.
This dish is also healthy. Anything with this much veggies is no question. Enjoy!