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Fresh Rice Noodles?


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Fresh Rice Noodles?

cee | Mar 23, 2011 03:02 PM

Hello Portland!
I recently moved to your fine city from Bangkok, Thailand. I've been here a few months but have not yet found a place which sells wide rice noodles (chow fun noodles, sen yai, kway teow, เส้นใหญ่, 粿条) which have not been refrigerated.

I have found a few in fridges so far, which imo ruins them. In Thailand and other parts of Asia, you get them sold at room temperature, made fresh that day. They're either pre-cut or sold in sheets which you cut yourself. Once you refrigerate them, they harden and lose their great chewy texture.

I'm also looking for a good source of holy basil (bai gra prao). Any leads welcome!


For the Thai speakers, if there are any: เมืองนี้มีก๋วยเตี๋ยวเส้นใหญ่สดไม่ค่ะ

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