Meatless Mieng Xao

I have almost perfected the way to cook these transparent vermicelli noodles. They are so very finicky, and know from experience that it's the brand that makes a big difference as well. Also if you're going to stir fry it, make sure you flag down the stock boy and ask for the best selling brand.
Funny thing is it never comes out the same way every time, and I have tried to come close to the way I wanted it to be, but boy it's tough! The temperature of the water, and the length of time the vermicelli-es are soaked has a lot to do with how it will turn out. One of the trick for me is not to use such hot water, if you're going to stir fry it. Using water too hot will make the noodles break into little pieces and therefore ruining the whole dish.

Ingredients: vermicelli, green beans, eggs, green onion, pickled red pepper, cilantro.
Process: Soak vermicelli in warm water until soften. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and stir fry the noodles on medium heat, season with salt, pepper.
Scramble two med eggs set aside, cut green beans in diagonals, and stir fry them, then add the scramble eggs and season and set aside.
You can mix the stir fried ingredients with the vermicelli or serve separately like I did in the picture below. Optional: Garnish with red pepper and cilantro.

For Pink Saturday, my post is about my lovely pink display dish. I am very calculated when it comes to buying table ware. I rather have very little of the things I actually use. Just to give you an idea, I can probably pack all my dishes and glassware in my kitchen in two moving boxes. I don't have very much, so the things I have - I use a lot, like this pink dish. It makes me feel happy and brings me joy to see a nice soft color with fun shapes when I put it in use

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  1. I don't eat eggs, but the rest of the recipe sounds yummy! Pretty presentation, too!

  2. Looks good and great presentation!...Christine

  3. Its a very cute dish, and the color is so gorgeous!

    Love the simplicity of the dish!

  4. I love green beans and I would love to try it with egg and I think i will eat it that way, not with the noodles.
    Happy Friday!!!

  5. This sounds like a delicious meal. I love how you served it. Dishes are a weakness of mine, but I can totally relate to your particular-ness (ya, I probably made that word up) about what you buy.

  6. looks yummy and i love the 3-part pink plate..hehe

  7. Yummy! I often cook noodles and Chinese or Indonesian food. Thank you for sharing!

  8. your noodles look so appetizing! i love vermicelli noodles with shrimps and shellfish.:p

  9. OMG this looks yummy!!! it's making me hungry!

  10. Beautiful presentation! Mouthwatering dish..

  11. I simply love this type of dish ... filling, healthy, perfect!

    (thank you for coming to visit me)

  12. Your pink dish is so sweet. That recipe looks very healthy and easy to prepare, yummy too!

  13. Ooooh yum! I've never tried them, but need to because that looks really good! Thank you for sharing!

  14. How beautiful!

    Thanks for asking about my health. I'll know more Tuesday.

  15. This was informative and fun. I'm on a salad kick with pasta for the men--with all of our farm eggs, this recipe will be perfect. Have a great weekend!

  16. P.S. I forgot to say how much I love the pink dish!

  17. this looks yummy...the presentation is very nice, too! now who can resist this dish?

  18. The noodles look good and I love your pink dish.
    Win Rachael Ray bake ware at my blog.

  19. Yum!! It looks so delicious! I love the pink dish. It is darling!!

  20. Gorgeous in the pink trays! Love it and thank-you for the recipe--perfect for a vegetarian like moi!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    love, kelee

  21. It looks yummy and thanks for the recipe. The display has its important role too and your lovely pink dish make a great job.

  22. Thanks for visiting yesterday!

    This dish looks yummy, and the actual DISH is so pretty! I love it!

    Sorry for the late visit but I'm glad I could come and enjoy your great pinks!

    Have a wonderful week!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  23. i am not a big fan of vermicelli but this recipe looks absolute goodness =)

    thank you for sharing!

  24. It looks delicious....

    hugs x


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