cellophane noodle


Definition of cellophane noodle

: a translucent noodle that is made with starch of the mung bean : bean thread … warm cellophane noodles with bits of shrimp, pork and peanut, chili flakes and lemon juice.— Ron Bechtol

Examples of cellophane noodle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latter has white fillets floating in a clear broth with cellophane noodles and pickled mustard greens. Lillian Li, Bon Appetit, 6 June 2018 Glass noodles or cellophane noodles take their name from their transparent appearance when cooked. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Apr. 2018 This dip also accompanies perfectly cooked, triangular, deep-fried shrimp rolls ($4.95) additionally stuffed with cellophane noodles and vegetables. Spencer Caldwell, courant.com, 6 Mar. 2018 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 Made from mung bean starch, glass noodles are also referred to as mien or cellophane noodles. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, 17 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cellophane noodle

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Cellophane noodle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cellophane%20noodle. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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