Fresh Rice Noodles?
- cee Mar 23, 2011 03:02 PM
I recently moved to your fine city from Bangkok, Thailand. I've been here a few months but have not yet found a place which sells wide rice noodles (chow fun noodles, sen yai, kway teow, เส้นใหญ่, 粿条) which have not been refrigerated.
I have found a few in fridges so far, which imo ruins them. In Thailand and other parts of Asia, you get them sold at room temperature, made fresh that day. They're either pre-cut or sold in sheets which you cut yourself. Once you refrigerate them, they harden and lose their great chewy texture.
I'm also looking for a good source of holy basil (bai gra prao). Any leads welcome!
For the Thai speakers, if there are any: เมืองนี้มีก๋วยเตี๋ยวเส้นใหญ่สดไม่ค่ะ
Someone I met mentioned there's a place in North Portland which makes fresh rice noodles. I will check it out and if it's any good will post the address here.
I tried Fubonn for the basil. They have all the great astringent and sour Vietnamese herbs, but no holy basil. I've heard that a few of the farmers markets carry holy basil in the summertime. I have some seeds and will also try to grow it myself.