Noodle Dish Recipes

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Vegetarian Chow Fun Noodles (Hu Tieu Recipe) Recipe

Chow fun is called hủ tiếu xào chay (literally "vegetarian rice noodle stir fry") in Vietnamese and consists of wide, chewy rice vermicelli noodles stir-fried with tofu and vegetables. I made the dish chay ("vegetarian") but you can certainly add meat, such as beef, which will make the dish all the more delicious.

I make these noodles very often at home. I could eat freshly made hủ tiếu by the platter! It's quick and simple, healthy and very tasty. Living in the Bay Area means that I'm lucky enough to have fresh rice noodles readily available. I just need to drive to downtown San Jose. San Jose has a large Vietnamese community so it's very easy to find all sorts of my favorite ethnic ingredients.


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Chicken Pad Thai Noodles Recipe

Chicken Pad Thai Noodles

07.21.11 by Jackie

Pad Thai noodles is my kind of comfort food. It's filling, flavorful and easy to make in veggie and non-veg versions. The noodles used in this dish are large rice noodles that are soaked until softened. They are sautéed in a thick, syrupy sweet sauce made of tamarind, sugar, chile and limes.

To complete the meal, I added chicken sauteed in oyster sauce and fish sauce, which balances the saltiness of the Pad Thai sauce. This rice noodle dish freezes very well, so you will never order take-out again!


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How To Make Pad Thai (Vegetarian Pad Thai Recipe) Recipe

We made an enormous pot of phở over the weekend and called everyone who likes this Vietnamese beef soup. I think my eyes were a little bigger than my stomach because I soaked 6 packages of dried rice noodles (bánh phở) and ended up with a ton of leftovers. Even though all the beef broth was gone, I managed not to waste the soaked rice noodles by making Pad Thai noodles. The dish is composed of rice noodles, tofu, limes, fragrant kaffir lime leaves, tamarind, palm sugar, peanuts and cilantro. 

For a meat version, you could add skinless chicken breasts, whole shelled and de-veined shrimp and shredded thin omelette along with the tofu and then finish the dish with fish sauce.


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Glass Noodles with Vegetable Stir Fry (Jap Chae) Recipe

This glass noodle dish (also known as cellophane noodles, dam myun in Korean and harusame in Japanese) is made from sweet potato starch. The dish is very similar to chow mein, but aesthetically the noodles look translucent once they're boiled and their texture is chewier.

I prepared the noodles with king mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, pan-fried tofu, baby spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes and cauliflower. The dish is relatively easy and quick to make if you have all the veggies prepped in advance.


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