Cucumber Noodle Salad

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Ken Hom's Vegetarian Cookery

By Ken Hom

Published 1995

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This is a simple vegetarian starter, ideal for warm weather meals. The bean thread noodles have a satiny smooth texture and their light flavour goes well with cucumbers, dressed in a piquant hot and sour sauce.


  • 100 g (4 oz) bean thread (transparent) noodles
  • 225 g (8


Soak the noodles in a large bowl of very hot water for 5 minutes. Drain and immerse them in cold water, then drain thoroughly in a colander. Cut the noodles into 7.5 cm (3 in) lengths, using scissors or a