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4.84 from 6 votes

Vermicelli Noodle Salad

This noodle salad is a great refreshing salad for Asian style BBQ’s, it’s simple so it matches perfectly with Asian marinated meats. This salad will suit most South East Asian Cuisines, including Thai, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Noodles, Salad
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese
Servings: 4 as side
Calories: 170kcal
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats


  • 4 oz / 100 g dried vermicelli noodles
  • 2 cups white or green cabbage , shredded
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 2 shallots , finely sliced
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • Fried Asian Shallots , to garnish (optional)

Dressing (see notes for substitutions)

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil (or any other neutral oil)
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 birds eye chilli , finely minced


  • Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine. Set aside for the flavours to infuse.
  • Soak vermicelli in boiling water for a few minutes (or per packet instructions), then drain and rinse under cold water (this stops them cooking further and also from sticking together).
  • Combine vermicelli noodles with remaining salad ingredients.
  • Just prior to serving, toss through dressing. Garnish with Fried Asian Shallots if you wish.


1. You can substitute the light soy sauce with regular dark soy sauce, however, the colour of the dressing will be a darker colour and so the salad will look browner than in the photo. The other option is to substitute the light soy sauce with 1 tbsp of dark soy sauce and 1 tbsp fish sauce (this will make the dressing colour lighter than just using dark soy sauce and will give the dressing a slightly more complex flavor with a bit of a Thai/Vietnamese spin).
2. The rice wine vinegar can be substituted with lime juice for more of a Thai / Vietnamese spin.
3. Nutrition per serving.
Asian Vermicelli Noodle Salad Nutrition


Serving: 147g | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 94% | Vitamin C: 55% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 4%