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Yum Woon Sen:
Traditional Thai Glass Noodle Salad with Shrimp

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Yum Woon Sen, a refreshing and tangy Thai Glass Noodle Salad with Shrimp, has a rich history in Thai cuisine. This light and flavorful dish is perfect for warm weather and offers a delightful balance of flavors – spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet. It's a popular choice for picnics, potlucks, and as a side dish in Thailand. With its mix of cooked shrimp, tender glass noodles, and fresh vegetables, Yum Woon Sen is a delicious and healthy option that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Thailand.

Makes 1 - 2 servings


  • Cooked shrimp

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tbsp celery, diced

  • 1/3 cup cooked glass noodles (boil glass noodles for 5 min)

  • 9 cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 3 tbsp Original Thai Hot Sauce (adjust to your preference)


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the cooked shrimp, thinly sliced red onion, diced celery, cooked glass noodles, and halved cherry tomatoes.

  2. Add 3 tbsp of Original Thai Hot Sauce to the salad mixture, adjusting the amount according to your preference for spiciness.

  3. Toss the salad well, ensuring all ingredients are evenly coated with the hot sauce.

  4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.

Tips for perfecting your Yum Woon Sen:

  1. Use fresh shrimp: For the best flavor and texture, choose fresh shrimp and cook them just before preparing the salad. You can also opt for pre-cooked shrimp for convenience.

  2. Prepare the noodles correctly: To achieve the perfect texture for your glass noodles, follow the package instructions for boiling time and ensure they are rinsed in cold water after cooking to prevent them from sticking together.

  3. Customize your veggies: Feel free to add or substitute other vegetables like thinly sliced cucumber, shredded carrots, or chopped cilantro for added color and crunch.

  4. Balance the flavors: Adjust the amount of Original Thai Hot Sauce to achieve the perfect balance of spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet flavors in your Yum Woon Sen.

  5. Let the flavors meld: If time permits, refrigerate the salad for 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together for an even more delicious taste.

With these tips and a bit of history, you're all set to create a delightful Yum Woon Sen that will impress your friends and family. Enjoy this refreshing taste of Thai cuisine!

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