Tangy Bean Thread Noodles with Cilantro and Lime

Yum Woon Sen

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Quick & Easy Thai

By Nancie McDermott

Published 2004

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Bean thread noodles are delightful and quick cooking. Made in China and Taiwan from small round green mung beans, they often come dried into tight skeins, and packed 8 or 10 bundles to a bag. They are so hard when dry that it’s difficult to cut them. Softened in water for a few minutes, they become flexible enough to cut, and with the briefest cooking in boiling water or a hot skillet, they transform into a clear, bouncy noodle that absorbs flavors well. If you can find only a large bundle,