Salads can be deceptively difficult to write about. They’re often so plainly presented as a bunch of leaves with a pile of dressing on top that they can be hard to get exciting about. I’ve written a blog post about a salad before, but the salad was a big bowl of lettuce with a few carrots and some dressing. Now I’ll change things up a bit with a fun dish inspired by my favorite noodle: the bean thread noodle salad.

The cold weather is here and the need for hot food is very imminent. Bean thread noodles are a popular dish in Cambodia and are also suitable for cold weather. I prepared a Cambodian bean thread noodle salad using lettuce, water chestnuts, carrots and bean threads. This salad makes great hot entree especially with a tangy fish sauce.

The biggest time consuming part of pho is making the beef broth. With a big batch of broth at hand you can go about making all kinds of great Vietnamese noodle dishes. Pho is a type of noodle soup that comes from Northern Vietnam, the noodle is made of flat rice noodles called bánh phở (Vietnamese: [baːn.ʔɻ.ʔɻəʊ]). The noodles are then flavored with spices and herbs, and are served with various types of meat, usually beef and/or chicken. It is served by adding ingredients one at a time into the boiling broth and then stirring continuously with a long-handled spoon.. Read more about vegetarian noodle salad and let us know what you think.

This nutritious Cambodian Bean Thread Noodle Salad may be made with any kind of meat, fish, or vegetable, as well as a variety of seasonings. With fresh lime juice, fish sauce, and garlic, the dressing is very pleasant.


3 tiny bundles of bean thread noodles, soaked for 15 minutes in warm water    
1 cup peeled cooked shrimp    
cooked pork belly, 1/2 cup (optional)    
1 cup Nampa Cabbage or thinly sliced Cabbage    
1 carrot, shredded    
1 julienned tiny cucumber    
1/2 finely sliced onion    
1 finely sliced tomato    
1/2 finely sliced red or yellow bell pepper    
Herbs like basil, cilantro, and mint    
Garnish with roasted peanuts    


2 tiny garlic cloves, minced    
1 shallot, finely minced    
a quarter-cup of fish sauce    
1 to 2 tblsp. sugar    
1 lime, large and juicy    
2 minced Thai chilies    
After 30 minutes, taste and adjust the flavor to your liking.    

The recipe for Cambodian Bean Thread Noodle Salad may be found here.

  1. Boil enough water to cover the noodle in a saucepan; after the water is boiling, turn from the heat and add the noodle; let to settle for 1 minute before draining under cold water and shaking out the excess water; leave aside.
  2. Put the noodle, shrimp, pork belly, and all the veggies except the herbs in a large salad bowl.
  3. Taste the salad after adding the dressing; it should be salty, sour, a little sweet, and spicy.
  4. When ready to serve, sprinkle with herbs and toasted peanuts.




Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookies are a similar recipe.

daily value in percent

100 g (36%) total carbohydrate

233mg Cholesterol 78 percent

6 g of total fat (8% of total fat)

Saturated Fat (Saturated Fat) (Saturated Fat) (Saturated Fat) (

6 g dietary fiber (21% of total)

66 percent protein, 33 grams

4222mg 184 percent sodium

Sugars (14 g) (28 %)

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The morning after the wedding, my wife and I were still tired. We were both stuffed from the festivities of the night before, so we decided to head out to grab some takeout for dinner. I chose to bring some pho to the table, but my favorite Cambodian dish is called “beang kroeung”, which is a noodle salad.. Read more about what are glass noodles and let us know what you think.