The Thais love eating snacks and markets are lined with restaurants and food stalls. This is a favourite of mine as it reminds me of similar southern Chinese snacks. A simple bowl of noodles is so comforting, satisfying and delicious. Serve this as a one-dish meal for a light lunch.
Soak the rice noodles in a bowl of warm water for 20 minutes. Drain them in a colander or sieve.
Cut the beancurd into
Reheat the wok and add the pork, dried shrimp, chillies and rice noodles. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Then add the fish sauce, pepper, lime juice and sugar and continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the stock and bring the mixture to a simmer. Continue to cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the bean-sprouts. Pour the noodles and soup into a large tureen, garnish with the peanuts and coriander leaves and serve at once.
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