This guide will teach you how to make homemade Chinese potato/sweet potato starch noodles using just two simple ingredients. The noodles are naturally gluten-free. Making Chinese potato or sweet potato starch noodles requires just two simple ingredients. They are a common type of noodle in Chinese cuisine. The naturally gluten-free noodles have a chewy and springy texture.
How to store cooked potato starch noodles
1. In an airtight container, cooked noodles can be stored in the refrigerator for approximately 2-3 days. When you’re ready to serve, just ladle hot broth over the suan la sauce before adding the noodles. The heat from the soup will warm up the noodles.
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Ingredients to make suan la fen noodles from scratch
You only need two ingredients to make the noodles from scratch and it’s naturally gluten-free too. 1. Potato starch I use potato starch (NOT potato flour) for this recipe. You will see some recipes using sweet potato starch, also known as di gua fen (地瓜粉). It works too. Potato starch is a bit easier to find than sweet potato starch.
Another substitute you can use is cornstarch, this will be my last resort. You can see from the photo below that noodles made with cornstarch (on the left) aren’t as translucent. The texture comes out a bit more starchy too. The ones made with potato starch are translucent and has chewy and bouncy texture.
2. Water This recipe calls for both room temperature and hot, boiling water.
How do you make glass noodles?
Glass noodles don’t actually need to be cooked in boiling water, so how should they be prepared? The simplest method for preparing them is to cover them with boiling water in a heatproof bowl, let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes to soften, and then drain.
What are glass noodles made of?
Transparent starch strands called “glass noodles” are made from various tubers and beans. They are generally bland and serve as a vehicle for flavor when dressed with hot chili sauce or a hearty sesame oil dressing.
Are glass noodles just rice noodles?
A. Both are Chinese-style noodles, but they are made of different materials. Rice noodles are made from rice flour and water, as the name implies, while cellophane noodles, also known as transparent noodles, glass noodles, or bean thread noodles, are made from mung bean flour and water.
What is a substitute for glass noodles?
- Cook Time: 3 to 5 minutes.
- Other Names: Cellophane noodles, Chinese vermicelli, fensi, bean thread noodles.
- Water and starch (mung beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tapioca) are the main ingredients.
- Substitutes: Rice vermicelli, soba noodles, angel hair pasta.