Transparent Noodles with Dried Shrimp and Turnips


Preparation info
  • Serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

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This is a delicate-looking dish of glistening noodles, translucent turnips, pink shrimp, and green scallions. The stock-sauce is flavored by the deep-sea taste of the dried shrimp.


  • 2 tablespoons dried shrimp (presoaked)
  • ¼ cup boiling water
  • 1



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