Pad Thai Noodles, Other good recipes?
Absolutely - I cook them with just about any type of sauce - just stirfry them with a little garlic in peanut oil and add soy sauce or any other sauce. Last night I stirfried garlic, added left over pork roast, edamame, then at the end, the softened noodles and added lime juice and hoisin. Delish!
There are three cooking styles you can use these noodles for:
1) stir fry (like pad thai, or with any sort of flavorings you want)
2) serve them 'dry' (soak first, then boil for 1 min until hot - cover with whatever)
3) in soup (soak first, boil separately, then add to broth)
I eat them 'dry' a lot - soak until soft, boil for a minute or so. Strain and add to a bowl. Quickly mix with pre-fried garlic and oil* (about 1 teaspoon), some soy sauce, sugar, chili flakes, and vinegar or lime juice. Add a hard-boiled egg, garnish with cilantro and spring onions and maybe even ground peanuts. Easy lunch to make for yourself.
*In some Asian groceries you can buy pre-fried garlic in a plastic container. I get this at the market, add a teaspoon of garlic to about another teaspoon of oil and nuke it for 30 seconds. The warming of the oil makes the garlic flavor come out, and it's a quick shortcut. Works for me. Make sure the add the oil to the noodles directly after you strain them otherwise they'll stick.