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unicorn noodles

Unicorn Noodles

Course Side Dish


  • 4-5 Leaves Red/Purple Cabbage
  • 100 g Vermicilli Noodles
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 Lemon


  • Roughly chop the red cabbage. Use the outer leaves with a deeper colour.
  • Add water and cabbage to a pot and bring to the boil. Let it simmer for 5-10 mins bruising the cabbage with a wooden spoon.
  • Remove the cabbage and discard (compost).
  • Add the noodles to the purple water and turn over until they spread out in the pot and are fully submerged in liquid.
  • Turn the heat off and cover the pot for 10-15 minutes until the noodles have absorbed all the liquid.
  • Stir the noodles and strain off the excess liquid if there is any.
  • Place your noodles in a bowl and before serving roughly squeeze the lemon over the purple noodles and the acidity will change the colour to pink.


The more cabbage leaves you use the deeper the colour will be. The key is to get the noodles to absorb all the liquid so don't add too much water at the start.
Try using the noodles to make rice paper rolls or serve as a side dish to a Thai Curry.
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