Thai glass noodle soup

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I finally cracked open the beautiful Thai cookbook that a friend gave me.  Besides, the beautiful photographs of Thailand, it also has great pictures of the food.  I am like a kid who always go for the picture book.  Heck, why not a pop up cook book?  Now, that is an idea.  I must say that a good cook book should have recipes that has been tested and work for a home cook like myself.  But that is why I hope that this food journal can help you since I have tested the recipes already.

The glass cellophane noodles comes in tiny bundles that needs to be soaked in warm tap water for a few minutes.  It really adds body to any soup.  I really like soups that used cabbage since I never seem to use enough of it.


Thai Glass noodle soup (source: Thailand beautiful cookbook)

Marinade for meatballs:

  • 1 tbsp maggi seasonings ( I would reduce this since kind of salty for my taste)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • pinch of white pepper
  • 8oz ground pork

Soup broth:

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cabbage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup of fish sauce
  • 2 green onions, cut into 1 inch
  • cilantro for garnish

Combine marinade ingredients along with pork.  roll into 1 inch meatballs.  Set aside.

Put a little vegetable oil in pan and fry garlic, drain on paper towel and reserve for garnish.

Pour water into pot and boil.  Place meatballs in pot and cook until it floats.  Bring to boil.  Add remaining ingredients.  Garnish with cilantro and fried garlic