Vietnamese Beef and Noodle Salad

It’s been a while since my last post.. havent been feeling upto blogging much lately… Sometimes it feels like I blog to myself.. until I bumped into a family friend who told me she had been trying out recipes from my blog.. knowing that people are trying and appreciating my recipes encouraged me to get back into yet..

And my husband has been encouraging me too 🙂

Enough about me and now back to cooking ……….

This is what I eat when it is hot and I can’t be bothered standing infront of my electric stove top for long…

It is healthy and delicious.. try it out and it would be a sure favourite lunch for the hotter months.

Serves 2:

2 servings of dry thin rice noodles – cook according to packet instructions (usually you just soak in boile water for a couple of mins)

thin strips of red pepper and carrots – 1/4 cup each (i use a eg peeler to make thin ribbons of carrot)

1/4 cup sliced celery

1/4 cup salted roasted peanuts

fresh mint and/or thai basil / corriander leaves – few roughly torn

small clove of garlic minced, added to noodles while hot (to avoid stinky breath!)

small handful fried shallots for garnish (optional)

For dressing

2 tablespoons of soy sauce (i use Maggi seasoning sauce as it has a nice flavour) you can also use fish sauce.

about 2 tsp sugar

squeeze of lemon or lime (approx 1 tablespoon )

Beef:

250 gms beef  topside cut into thin strips

1 tablespoon kecap manis

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 tablespoon minced ginger

1 small clove minced garlic

mix everything together and allow to marinate, then stir fry in some oil until crsipy, taste to adjust seasoning.

To make the salad, mix everything together and add dressing to taste.

Enjoy hot, warm or cold!