I made this for the first time today. I went to 3 different stores, trying to find tamarind PASTE." I finally went to a local International Foods store and asked the counter person what this was, and she handed me a pack of "Wet Tamarind," which was not totally smooth (had some pulp of some sort), so I figured I'd just strain it after boiling it with the sugar and vinegar.
Next time, I would probably double the tamarind mixture, as my noodles seems to soak it up and came out a wee bit chewy/dry. The plate appeal is very plain in and of itself, so if you're serving it to others, you might want add some of the garnishes suggested in the recipe. Nevertheless, it was tasty and it passed my kid's picky tastebuds (LOL), so we have a winner. I added photos... :-)
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I made this for the first time today. I went to 3 different stores, trying to find tamarind...