anyone know where i can buy them?
At T&T - $3 for 3
I was referring to the 50 g-packages ($3 for 3 at T&T). They are called Lungkow Vermicelli and it says that they are made of Haricot Mungo (i.e. mung beans).
These are also called glass noodles or cellophane noodles. There are Chinese, Japanese and Korean versions - in order of thickness. Available in most asian groceries. (Maybe even Loblaws have them?)
I'm pretty sure I've bought some at Loblaws. Virtually all Chinese or Southeast Asian stores carry them. Korean stores will only likely carry the Korean version, which is a bit thicker.
The Loblaw superstore in Scarborough should have them, they're full of asian stuff!
Just went to Chinatown and saw 3 brands which label them as "bean vermicelli" and one as "bean threads". Just make sure you're not getting "rice vermicelli" which is a totally different beast.
And while you are at it try some sweet potato noodles. They are another form of glass noodle, but with more 'chew'. They are very good cold mixed with the some sauce-of-your-choice and some veggies.
Agreed about sweet potato noodles. But a word of caution; they are LOADED with fibre!!!
Isn't that why people eat them?...Marimba!
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