IMPORTANT NOTE: I believe some instructions are missing from this recipe for "Spicy Asian Cellophane Noodle Salad." I had a Vietnamese roommate while I was a university, and Thai Hang showed me how she prepared cellophane noodles. First, she soaked them in tepid water until they were very soft (not sure how long, but say less than 30 minutes) and then cut them into 2" strings with a knife. I believe she she didn't cook them (not sure). In this particular recipe draining the noodles ASAP at the end of 1 minute in boiling water (and perhaps a shock treatment with cold water to stop them from cooking further - just guessing - I am not an expert) would stop them from turning into a "gelatinous and globby" waste of ingredients (as reported by another reviewer). If you read Jamie Oliver's recipe for Cellophane Salad online, you will notice that he does not cook the cellophane noodles (only soaks them in water). So in short, I think the instructions about how to prepare the noodles needs to be edited.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: I believe some instructions are missing from this recipe for "Spicy Asian...