How to cook Longkou Vermicelli
The mouthfeel of longkou noodles stands out when you first try them. Slippery and almost weightless on the tongue, longkou, also called cellophane noodles, feel more like a garnish than a substantial part of a soup or stir-fry. What they lack in heartiness, though, they compensate for in flavor absorption. Longkou noodles only need about 2 minutes to absorb the flavors in soups or sauces. The noodles have another side, too. When fried, longkou noodles crisp up into thin, crunchy nests, serving as the stage for a rich sauce or a crunchy finish on top of soups and salads.