Loving the convenience of packet noodles bought from Asian Hub Groceries in Blacktown, I’m trying Shan noodle salad from Shan Min Thar. I have made Shan noodle soup many times, trying to recreate the noodle soup that we ate in Nyaung Shwe during our visit to Myanmar, but I have not eaten Shan noodle salad before.
what’s in the packet
Rice noodles, bean paste, chilli oil, onion oil, chopped peanuts and seasoning powder. You will need to add a protein of your choice and spring onions.
First boil the noodles for 3 minutes, then rinse in cold water. I use a chicken thigh, chopped into bite-size chunks. Pan fry the chicken pieces in a little oil. Once cooked, add the bean paste and a drop of water to coat the chicken.
The bean paste has a bit of a kick so I go easy on the chilli oil and add all the onion oil. And remembering the previous experience with Rakhine noodle soup packet which proved too salty for my taste, I add just a little of the seasoning powder.
The chicken mixture is tossed with the noodles, chopped nuts and sliced spring onions sprinkled on top before serving.
The bean paste gives the dish its salty spicy flavour. I will add some greens next time, perhaps some pickled mustard greens and a bowl of clear chicken soup for a complete meal. It makes a quick and tasty lunch for one.
where to buy:
Asian Hub Groceries
6 Tulloch St
Blacktown NSW 2148