Cellophane Noodle Soup

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Appears in
Thai Food and Cooking

By Judy Bastyra and Becky Johnson

Published 2011

  • About

The noodles used in this soup go by various names: glass noodles, cellophane noodles, bean thread or transparent noodles. They are especially valued for their brittle texture.


  • 4 large dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 15 g/½ oz dried lily buds


  1. Soak the shiitake mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes. In a separate bowl, soak the dried lily buds in warm water, also for 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, put the cucumber, garlic and cabbage in a food processor and process to a smooth paste. Scrape the mixture into a large pan and add the measured boiling water.

  3. Bring to the boil, then re