Thai Glass Noodle Salad on a white plate, with yellow chopsticks and a glass of Thai Iced Tea on the side

For quite a few years when I was a kid, one of my aunts – the cool one, in case you’re wondering – moved abroad and lived in England and Vietnam, and came back with all sorts of amazing dishes, like a kickass potato salad, shrimp fried chicken, as well as this glass noodle salad, full of amazing Thai flavours.

This salad became a fridge favourite when my aunt dropped off a batch – I would sneak a bowl between meals when my parents weren’t looking, and at one point I just ended up eating straight out of the tub during those midnight trips into the kitchen.

What? Sleep eating is a thing right?

Over the years, the recipe has evolved a touch. I’ve added loads of fresh veggies – because my mind lays on the guilt like an Asian mother – and taken out the chicken, just for preference. It’s not quite the same as what my aunt makes, but it’s become my own version of the fridge favourite of my childhood, ready on hand for lunch boxes…

…and of course, midnight trips to the fridge.

It just so happens that the theme for this month’s #LetsLunch is noodles, so I’m sharing my recipe for this Glass Noodle Salad, for the last weeks of summer!

Thai Glass Noodle Salad on a white plate, with yellow chopsticks and a glass of Thai Iced Tea on the side


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This post is also part of the Let’s Lunch linkup! If you’d like to read some of the other noodle themed Let’s Lunch posts, check out these blogs below:


  1. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages February 13, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I love a Thai Noodle Salad so cannot wait to give this one a try. Thanks to your well travelled Aunty, and thanks to you for sharing.

  2. A Tiger in the Kitchen February 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    This looks so healthy — and pretty! (And I’m sure it was delicious too…)

  3. Annabelle February 14, 2015 at 12:03 am

    That looks so gorgeously fresh and healthy! It’s, well, definitely not summer around here, but I could use something a little summery to remind me that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

  4. Lauren @ Create Bake Make February 17, 2015 at 11:19 am

    What a gorgeous salad! I’m with you, I think this would be perfect served cold during summer. Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, have a great week 🙂


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