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thai instant noodle salad (yum mama)
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5 from 23 votes

Thai Instant Noodle Salad (Yum Mama) Recipe

A Thai hot and sour noodle salad that is very flavorful and addictive.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Nart


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Fresh Thai chilis to taste (I use about 35 small ones!)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 250 grams ground chicken or pork
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 tomato cut into 8 wedges
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 15 sprigs cilantro chopped
  • 2 packs instant noodles


  • In a mortar, pound the garlic and chilis with a pestle until fine.
  • Add 1 ½ tablespoons of fish sauce, 3 tablespoons lime juice, and 1 ½ tablespoons of granulated sugar to the garlic and chili mixture.
  • Dissolve the sugar by stirring with a spoon. Set the dressing aside.
  • In a bowl mix the ground chicken with a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper.
  • Cook the chicken with about ½ cup of water in a pan. Use a spatula to break it into small pieces. Set aside when done.
  • Cook the noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes and drain.
  • To a large bowl, add the cooked noodles, chicken, onion, tomato and green onions. Pour the salad dressing over and mix well. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve.