Vietnamese glass noodle salad

As you know, I have been taking intensive german course for the last 3 weeks and I try to bring my own lunch box that is easy and no need to warm up, because there is no microwave at the place where I study. This is the perfect healthy lunch, can be served cold, and easy to make. The key to this salad is the sauce, so I actually prepared for about 4 servings the salad and 2 servings for the sauce, so that I can make fresh sauce the next day when I am ready to eat. So feel free to adjust.. 🙂 Enjoy and happy spring!


Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving: 2-4

What I put in the salad    (Serving: 4)

250 g          Vermicelli – soak in hot boiling water for about 3-4 minutes (please check the instruction on the package), then wash it in a running cold water

1                  Carrot – shredded big, or sliced small

1                  Cucumber – shredded big, or use a peeler

2                  Chilies – sliced


150 g            Shrimps – boiled

80 g              Bean Sprouts – cook for about a minute in a boiling water

Fresh Mint




The Sauce     (Serving: 2)

1 cup               hot water

¼ cup              fish sauce

¼ cup              lime juice (about 3-4 limes, depends on the size)

¼ cup              sugar

1                      garlic, chopped (optional)

2                      chilies (as you like)

chopped coriander (optional)


  • Dissolve sugar in hot water, then add other ingredients in.
  • I would recommend to “massage” the lime before cutting to help releasing the juice even more.DSC02080.JPGDSC02085.JPG


Vietnamese glass noodle salad is ready!DSC02089.JPG

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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