Sesame-Shrimp Noodle Bowl


Top each bowl of this Asian-inspired dinner recipe with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice to make the flavors pop.

Sesame-Shrimp Noodle Bowl white plate wooden forks
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
9 cups


  • 4 ounce bean thread noodles

  • cup rice vinegar

  • ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ cup toasted sesame oil

  • 1 pound cooked and peeled medium shrimp

  • 12 ounce refrigerated firm tofu, drained, patted dry, and cubed

  • 4 stalks celery, very thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • ¼ head red or green cabbage (about 8 oz.), shredded (2 3/4 cups)

  • 1 fresh Fresno chile pepper, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced

  • Fresh cilantro sprigs

  • Lime wedges


  1. Soak noodles in enough hot water to cover (about 2 quarts) 10 minutes or until just soft; drain. Rinse with cold water; drain. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Add noodles; stir to coat.

  2. Add shrimp, tofu, celery, cabbage, and chile pepper to noodle mixture; toss gently. Season to taste with salt. Serve with cilantro sprigs and a big squeeze of lime.


Cover and refrigerate any leftovers for up to 24 hours.


Bean thread noodles (also called glass noodles, cellophane noodles, or Chinese vermicelli) can be found in the ethnic section of many grocery stores or at Asian markets. Cooked rice noodles work, too.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
18g Fat
35g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 40.4mg 202%
Calcium 286mg 22%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Potassium 683mg 15%
Folate, total 42mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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