I learnt about this Thai dish from a Thai friend who cooked it for me in her home, and had constant cravings for it! Found this rather decent recipe from rachelcooksthai and would love to recreate it again.
- 12 shrimp
- 3 ounces woonsen (bean thread/glass) noodles
- 3 strips bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
- 1 cup chinese celery, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 Tablespoons ginger, sliced thinly
- 1 Tablespoon garlic, sliced thinly
- 1 Tablespoon black peppercorns (use half if you prefer less spice)
- 2 cilantro roots
- 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 Tablespoon thin soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3/4 cup water
- Soak the woonsen noodles in warm water for ~10 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Make your spice paste by pounding the garlic, ginger, black peppercorns, and cilantro roots together in a mortar and pestle. Add the peppercorns last so that they are coarsely broken.
- Make your soy sauce mixture by combining the oyster sauce, soy sauces, sesame oil, and water.
- Assemble your clay pot as shown above (from bottom to top: bacon pieces, a few thin slices of ginger, the spice paste, soaked woonsen noodles, shrimp, soy sauce mixture, and Chinese celery).
- Place on stove top with a heat diffuser and cook over medium-high heat for 20 minutes. Note: If you prefer the vegetables to still be a little crisp (like I do), add them in with 5 minutes left to cook.
- Once the clay pot is done, mix all ingredients together and enjoy!