Giant Noodle Rolls (Guay-Tieow Lord)

This is a very healthy dish. You can make this meal totally vegetarian without a significant loss of taste. The prepartation is fun if you have an assembling team. It takes a little bit of time but is totally worth it. I dare you try this dish. Giant Noodle Rolls Thai called "Goi Tiew Lohd" is usually eaten as a snack but makes a good lunch.

  • 1 package tofu - extra firm 
  • 1 tablespoon salty Chinese cabbage 
  • ground pepper 
  • 1 green onion 
  • fried garlic 
  • ½ package fresh flat rice noodles 
  • 6 sprigs cilantro 
  • 1/4lb bean sprouts 
  • ½ cup shrimp
  • If you use fresh shrimp, peel and devein shrimp. 
  • If you are using dried shrimp, remember to use salted Chinese cabbage sparingly because there is quite a bit of salt in dried shrimp. 
  • You can find the extra firm tofu at oriental grocery. It comes in a package, without water. Some are brown because they are marinated in soy sauce. For this recipe, either the brown or white firm tofu will be OK. 
  • The tofu should have the texture of mozzarella cheese. 
  • Use two pieces, 4 inch x 4 inch x 1 inch. If you love tofu, add more. 
  • Slice the tofu into thin pieces. 
  • Cut the rice noodles into 5 inch x 8 inch rectangles. 
  • If your noodles were refrigerated, steam them for a few minutes or microwave them, so that they become softer and easier to peel. 
  • Otherwise, they can be very difficult to handle and mey break. 
  • Lay the noodles sheet on a plate or large cutting board. 
  • Add tofu, shrimp, bean sprout, sliced onion and cilantro and Salted chinese cabbage on the noodles. 
  • Sprinkle some black pepper on top. 
  • Wrap the noodles around the filling. 
  • The ends should be open. 
  • There are two ways of cooking the noodles; the traditional way and the microwave way. 
  • To steam the noodles: If you have a big steamer that can accommodate a bowl or plate, put the noodles in the dish and steam the whole thing for 5 -7 minutes. 
  • You can also put the roll directly in the steamer, but is may be a little challenging to get it out after it is steamed. 
  • To microwave the noodles, which I find faster and easier without any loss of taste or texture: Place the noodle rolls in a plate and cover the plate and microwave for 6-8 minutes (depending on you microwave.) The noodles should be hot and steamy. 
  • Sprinkle green onion and cilantro on top of the noodles. 
  • Add a teaspoon of garlic oil on top. 
  • Serve hot with sauce. 
  • Prepare plenty of sauce. 
  • The noodles should be soaked in sauce for maximum taste. 
  • Enjoy this delicious healthy dish!
Giant Noodle Roll Sauce - Nam Jim Goi Tiew Lohd:
  • This sauce will hit your major taste buds; sour, sweet, salty and hot! 
  • The sauce is a wonderful compliment to the noodles.
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar 
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce 
  • 1-3 tablespoon ground fresh chili paste 
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce 
Mix all ingredients together and heat up the mixture in a microwave for 1-2 minutes to dissolve the sugar and warm the sauce.

  • If you would like a vegetarian dish, omit the shrim. 
  • Otherwise, fresh shrimp can be substituted with dry shrimp or cooked ground meat. 
  • You can save time by cooking directly in the blowls or plates you will serve in. 
  • With this meal, I present each person a bowl with 1-2 noodles rolls, instead of having them scoop from a common plate. 
  • Once a noodle roll is cooked, it is tough to pick one up without having if fall apart.