Gluten - free Vegetarian Glass Noodles

in food •  2 years ago

Who among you likes noodles? What is your favorite noodles? I suppose if you're Asian, more so Oriental - you can't but help but eat noodles. Noodles is a part of being Asian - wherever you go in Asia - be it in the Philippines, Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and yes I could go on - just to say - you'll surely find noodles. In fact, where there are Asians - there would always be noodles. Why? Because noodles is very easy to freaking prepare not to mention they are freaking delicious. If you'd ask me to choose between spaghetti and noodles - though I love spaghetti so much - I'd go for noodles.

Are you a vegetarian and a health buff, too and are sometimes running out of ideas on what to cook that would not be boring, still is yum and most of all easy to do? Most of the time .. back when I was still single - I go for noodles or pasta. It's very easy to prepare isn't it? Unfortunately, most of them are high in gluten which will make your skin pay the toll of eating them in your later years.

Luckily, some foodie have made their own gluten-free flour and so - came the gluten free sorts of pasta and noodles these days. Before that revolution has even begun, the Koreans have already figured out - the glass noodles . Yes, this, too is gluten-free. It's made from sweet potato. No, it's not similar to the cellophane noodles that is made from pea or rice or mung beans. Look for one that's made from sweet potatoes to make sure they are gluten-free. You could find them in you toko or Asian store and they look almost grayish and translucent plus - the fibers are fatter than the usual rice noodles.

It's pretty easy to make - just like your usual instant noodles - this is just more of the healthier option with the yum.

What do you need to make one?

The traditional Jap Chae is cooked with sesame oil. My hub is from the West and sesame oil is pretty strong for his palate so I'm using olive oil since it's subtler and tasteless.

How to prepare?

Jap Chae has a distinctive taste - it's not your usual salty instant noodles. It tastes like eating a steak but then minus the meat. The noodles is springy and can also be enjoyed cold. Would you make one if you could find the glass noodles? Or have you actually tried one? Was it vegetarian or fit for a meat eater - yes, you may prepare Jap Chae with meat. Did you like it?

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I think I may replace my rice noodles with these sweet potato ones. Great recipe too.

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@opheliafu Thank you, so I must have pulled the plug when you sent this that night and left :D ... I hope you find one in your Toko store , I still eat rice noodles I just can't help it specially Philippine Bihon with shrimps I guess noodles is just hard to get off the Asian diet :)

yammy***

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@homeartpictures thank you
don't lick your screen hahahah :) just kidding

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hahah***** nooooooo

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@homeartpictures hahaha am just kidding :D
sometimes I just read how one cooked their food and I can almost imagine the taste hahaha

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ok.... 😁

i like Jap Chae ... looks delicous...^^

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@abdullar nim,
나도! I bought a year stock of these and Neng Myun :D
Let's eat :)

I never tried to eat something like that, but I will try someday!

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@the-future they probably have in an Asian store near you
specially if where you live is visited by cruise ships - plenty of Asian tourists these days.
It's easy to make I'm sure you can pull this one off :)

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I wasn't curious enough to eat something different like Asian food! I will have to try someday to see how it is.

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@the-future I understand -it's the same feeling Asians get when we're abroad - well the Dutch have a famous saying - "What we don't know ..we don't eat." I guess am just too freaking curious - I still give it a try .. frog's legs for example - :D

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That's a great saying. Frog's legs? I will never try!You are a brave person :D

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@the-future hahaha maybe I just wanted to know what something tastes like before I decide whether I'd include it in my diet or not. It was just that

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Yes, I know that, but before you include something in your diet or not, first you have to try those interesting and strange things and to do that you have to be brave and have a strong stomach! :d That's something to appreciate to a person!

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@the-future sometimes the stomach suffers, too
hahaha that makes deciding easier :)

Beautiful food post!

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@gringalicious thank you!

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@hilarski oh I haven't tweeted this one out, yet . Thank you very much!
You've always been a huge help reminding I should tweet it.

I also love noodles, but never heard about glass noodles or ate anything compared to this. It looks so good!!

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@liliana.duarte They have Korean restos in Lisbon try and order Jap Chae.. if you go there ...

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I never went to a Korean restaurant, but now I know what I should ask :)

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@liliana.duarte I'd add bulgogi or galbi or bibimbap if you ever go :)
I just hope they make good ones cause last time we ate in Amsterdam - it was so far from a real Korean food.

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Yeah, that can be a problem. I usually look on Tripadvisor before trying a new restaurant :) So far I succeed:)​

I love the noodles! I have had glass noodles before and really enjoyed them. Fabby!!

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@meesterboom next time you are here if the next Steemfest is here I'll bring you one - chicken okay? :D
hahahaah am still here chico will be going out at 9 though and please do take over at that time for the SCC I owe you this one.
I'll be gone all day tomorrow and then be back hang over on Wednesday hahaha

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Don't worry I am on it!!

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@meesterboom thank you for doing such a great job!

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:0), anytime @englishtchrivy!!

Thank you for posting @englishtchrivy. Sounds and looks delicious.

Appreciate you introducing Steemit to these glass noodles....sounds like a must try. Lovely photographs....everything looks tasty and fresh. Well done.

Wishing you and yours all the best. A bientot. ^_^

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@bleujay Thank you !
I made a chicken version of this before but I love this version more :)

Looks delicious

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@happyhousewife thank you

Are these glass noodles here the Korean type made from sweet potatos?

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@ace108 hmmm .. I wrote it :P
yes

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sorry, I was just in a hurry to see the end product.

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@ace108 no worries we're all busy I also just skim posts sometimes
most of us do these days I suppose :)

I love noodles, glass noodle is one of them and I also like vermicelli, hehe. Nice recipe, like the way you cook the egg white and yolk separately and roll them!!

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@rea Thank you, it's very easy to do you can do this, too. I love noodles I guess all of us do - Asians :)

The noodles looks delicious! I like every noodles, every flavour, very much!

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@helene likewise ^ ^
yum yum specially during rainy season :)

Very nice

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@tohamy7 Thanks!

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you are welcome