Don't let the longer ingredient list scare you off, it's mostly quick-to-measure items like vinegar, oil, and fish sauce that require no prep. In fact, the noodle bowl comes together in about 30 minutes.




  • For dressing: In a screw-top jar combine fish sauce, rice vinegar, lime juice, brown sugar, garlic, finely chopped ginger, jalapeno, green onion, and chopped basil.

    Bring a pot of water to boiling. Remove from heat. Add noodles. Let stand 5 minutes or according to package directions until softened. Drain; rinse under cold water and drain again.

    Heat a wok or large heavy skillet over medium-high 1 minute. Add oil; heat 10 seconds. Add chopped ginger; cook and stir 10 seconds. Add vegetables; cook and stir 2 minutes or until crisp-tender.

    Divide noodles, vegetables, and romaine among six bowls. Drizzle with dressing. Top with herb leaves. Serve with peanuts and lime wedges. Makes 6 servings.


To make ahead, soak noodles and store up to one day, covered, in 1/4 cup cold water to keep noodles from sticking. Drain and prepare as directed.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories, (0 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 1 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1292 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 8 g sugar, 4 g protein.