Daily Archives: March 20, 2009

How to cook… Mung Bean Noodle Soup

This is a plain soup that contains mung bean noodles (wun-sen) and pork. In Thai it is called “dtom jeut wun-sen moo sap”. In the ingredients below, you can see mung bean noodles, pork balls, chopped spring onion and chicken stock cube in the middle. The transparent noodles are usually sold in dried form. You have to soak them in water first for about ten minutes.

While you are waiting for the water to boil in a pot, prepare the pork balls by mixing the meat with crushed garlic, pepper and a little oyster sauce. Roll into balls. Once the water is hot enough, drop the pork balls carefully into the pot. Boil until nearly cooked. You might need to skim off any of the scum that might surface. When the water is clear, add the stock, mung bean noodles and the spring onions. Season with fish sauce. Come back to www.thai-blogs.com next week for another Thai food recipe.