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Sour and a bit of sweetness – simple and refreshing vegan Thai glass noodle salad, yum woon sen!


When having Thai food like gapao rice, I love to have fresh salad with it. This glass noodle salad, yum woon sen, is a dish that you can probably find on the menu at any Thai restaurant. Its sour taste with a hint of sweetness makes it so refreshing and a great companion dish for other spicy and rich foods on the table.

Glass noodles come in a dry form. To soften, pour hot water over them and set aside for 5 min or so. Drain and cut into bite size pieces.

Slice 1/2 small onion and 1 celery stalk.

Cut mini tomatoes in half.

Chop up peanuts and a bunch of cilantro. If cilantro comes with roots, wash the roots well and use them also as the roots are extra fragrant.

Combine all the ingredients and add 3 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp amazake concentrate, 1 tsp soy sauce and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

I didn’t put any chili because I like my salad to be kind of a neutralizer for other spicy foods on the table, but you can definitely add some red chili if you like it to be spicy. This dressing works great with any other vegetable, like carrot, broccoli, cabbage, etc. so feel free to add anything that you happen to have in the fridge!

Vegan Thai Glass Noodle Salad – Yum Woon Sen

Servings: 2


  • 1 small pack glass noodles (dry)
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • Mini tomatoes – as needed
  • Peanuts – as needed
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Dressing
    • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 Tbsp amazake concentrate
    • 1 tsp soy sauce
    • A pinch of salt


  1. Pour boiling water over glass noodles. Set aside until soften and drain. Cut ino bite size pieces.
  2. Slice the onion and celery. Cut mini tomatoes in half.
  3. Chop up peanuts and cilantro.
  4. Combine all ingredients. Add the ingredients for the dressing.
  5. Mix and serve.

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