Vegetarian Stir-fry Glass Noodle Recipe (Miến Xào Chay)
Change your daily meal by making this simple, vegetarian healthy dish, Vegetarian Stir-fry Glass Noodle (Miến Xào Chay). This is an amazing dietary dish made from glass noodles (aka bean thread noodles or cellophane noodles), tofu, and different kinds of vegetables. You and your family members will love it.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  1. Soak glass noodles in cool water for 10 minutes if you use the mung bean noodle made in China. If you use the noodle made in Japan, soak them in boiling water until soft. Rinse and drain well.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. mushroom seasoning, if using, 1/4 tsp. ground pepper, 3 tsp. soy sauce, and 2 tsp. water. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Slice leek until halfway. Discard the green. Mince the white well. Cut carrot, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper into thin strips about 2 inches long. Cut mushrooms into slices. Set aside.

  4. Cut tofu into 4 slices equally. Deep fry with 2 tsp. vegetable oil on medium heat until golden brown about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Cut fried-tofu into slices. Marinate them with 1/2 tsp. mushroom seasoning, if using, 1/2 tsp. sugar, 1/4 tsp. ground pepper, 1 tsp. soy sauce, and 1 tsp. minced leek.
  6. Heat 2 tsp. vegetable oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add minced leek. Sauté until fragrance. Remove half amount of fried-leek from the skillet into a small bowl. Add marinated tofu and stir fry for 1 minute. Transfer the tofu into a clean bowl. Set aside.
  7. Add 1 tsp. vegetable oil into that skillet. Pour in carrot and stir fry for 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and the rest of vegetables. Pour in half amount of the sauce. Stir well. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Add noodles and pour in the remaining sauce. Mix them up until well combined. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes or until soft. Then add tofu. Mix up.

  9. To serve: Transfer the noodles into a serving dish. Garnish with fried-leek. Sprinkle with ground pepper. Serve with soy sauce, as desired.
  10. This is the mung bean noodle package that we used, made in Japan, called Dried Alimentary Paste.
Recipe Notes

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Cost of main ingredients (4 servings)
Tofu                     $1.28
Red bell pepper          $0.86
Green bell pepper        $0.86
Leek                     $0.88
Mushroom                 $1.78
Glass noodle             $2.42
                         $8.08 ($2.02/serving)