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Bean Thread Noodle Salad with Apple

This recipe adds Japanese apple to the standard Thai dish, yum woon sen, a salad with bean thread noodles. The sweetness of apple combined with the targy nam pla(fish sauce) and lemon juice dressing is truly delicious. Japan's apples are great on their own as dessert, but can also be used in many different recipes.
Ingredients make approximately 4 servings.
Dried bean thread noodles: 50 g (approx. 1.75 oz.)
Apple: 1/2
Red onion: 1/4
Cucumber: 1/2
Carrot: 5 cm
Dried shrimp: 1 tablespoon
Minced chicken: 40 g (approx. 1.4 oz.)
A  [Nam pla (fish sauce): 2 tablespoons, Lemon juice: 1+1/2 teaspoons, Red chili powder to taste]
Coriander: 1 sprig
Bean Thread Noodle Salad with Apple
  • 1
    Soak the bean thread noodles in hot water. When softened, rinse and cut into 3 to 4 cm lengths. Soak the dried shrimp in water to soften, then chop finely. Mix the ingredients in A to make the dressing.
  • 2
    Core the apple (do not peel) and cut into thick julienne strips. Thinly slice the red onion. Thinly slice the cucumber and carrot lengthwise, then cut into 2 cm-wide strips.
  • 3
    Cook the shrimp and ground chicken in a pan without oil.
  • 4 Toss the noodles, apple, and the shrimp and minced chicken mixture with the dressing to coat. Transfer to a serving dish and mix in finely-chopped coriander.
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