Thai Shrimp and Glass Noodles | Goong Ob Woonsen Recipe

Thai shrimp and glass noodles in a pot

Thai shrimp and glass noodles is a classic Thai dish that’s easy to make and really delicious! Great on its own or with rice. Even greater with Thai salad dressing or Chinese dumpling vinegar!



For the Sauce

The Other Ingredients


  1. Soak the noodles in room temperature water for 7 minutes or per package instructions.
  2. Cut the shrimp’s antennae and use a knife to cut the back of the shrimp shell open to devein. Rinse and set aside.
  3. Make the sauce: Pound ginger and garlic in a mortar until fine. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Cut the softened noodles with scissors to make them easier to eat.
  5. Place the noodles, shiitake mushrooms and shrimp in a large bowl. Pour the sauce over, toss, and let sit.
  6. Add oil and ginger to a heavy-bottomed pot (non-stick, if possible) and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is sizzling, add the noodles, mushrooms and shrimp and sauce to the pot, placing the shrimp at the top. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes.
  7. Open the lid and stir the noodles to make sure the sauce is throughly distributed. Continue to cook for another few minutes or until the noodles and shrimp are done.
  8. Once the noodles and shrimp are done, add the Chinese celery on top and cook with the lid on for another minute. Turn off the heat and serve!


You can have goong ob woonsen as a one-dish meal or with rice. This recipe is great on its own but if you want to enjoy it the Thai way, serve it with the Thai salad dressing (recipe here) or Chinese dumpling vinegar!

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