: a translucent noodle that is made with starch of the mung bean: cellophane noodleAfter being softened in warm water bean threads may be used in soup, stir-fried with a savory sauce, or served in cold platters or salads.— Nina Simonds
Examples of bean thread in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebTo turn leftovers into a noodle soup, add glass noodles (a.k.a. bean thread or saifun; soak a bundle in hot water until softened then snip with scissors) to the pot when reheating.
Andrea Nguyen, Bon Appétit, 17 Dec. 2019 Also known as bean thread or cellophane noodles, these thin strands, made from bean starch, cook in minutes right in the hot pot and turn translucent.
Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018 The rolls were true to their name and wrapped tightly in a lightly fried shell that shattered to reveal cabbage, soybean, carrot, celery and bean threads.
Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, 10 Jan. 2018
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