Definition: Noodles are used in great variety throughout Thailand. While they can be purchased fresh at some Asian stores, it may be more convenient to buy dried, packaged noodles. The typical rice noodle in Thailand, commonly referred to as Rick Stick, is long, thin, and flat (as used in Pad Thai, for instance). But Thai chefs also use rice vermicelli noodles, thin egg and wheat noodles, as well as a type of noodle known as cellophane. Cellophane (also called bean thread or glass) noodles are extremely thin and become clear when you cook them. These noodles are especially healthy, as they are made from mung beans instead of rice or wheat.
Also Known As: cellophane rice stick bean thread glass noodles rice vermicelli