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A tangle of rice noodles wraps up juicy ground chicken, tender pieces of egg, and sweet bell peppers. Add an Asian-inspired sauce and fiery jalapeños, and you have a quick, easy take on a popular Thai dish that’s great for a weeknight dinner.
What to buy: Wide rice noodles, oyster sauce, and fish sauce can be found at Asian markets and in the Asian foods section of the supermarket.
Thai basil is a variety of basil that has purple stems and releases a slightly peppery flavor when cooked. It can be found in Asian markets. If you can’t find it, go ahead and substitute regular basil.
Beverage pairing: Hacker-Pschorr Weisse, Germany. This dish is known as “drunken noodles,” though it’s not clear if that means it’s a good snack to have while drinking or good hangover food. Maybe both. In either case, it’s often fairly spicy, so you don’t want to drink anything too alcoholic with it, which is why a zesty, citrusy wheat beer from Germany is a good choice to soothe the lovely burn.