Kid-friendly September 2021: Vietnamese Glass Noodle Salad + Quick Rainbow Radish Pickles + Hibiscus Ginger Party Punch Recipe - Sticky Fingers Cooking

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Vietnamese Glass Noodle Salad + Quick Rainbow Radish Pickles + Hibiscus Ginger Party Punch

Kids in the Kitchen! Recipe Ketch-up!

I find that Kids LOVE Vietnamese food because of the literal explosion of flavor when the food hits your mouth. Vietnamese food is so RAD(ish). Nothing dull there. Vietnamese cuisine excels at contrasts of taste and texture, and fresh noodle salads are a shining example. With a rainbow of raw vegetable quick-pickles, a generous handful of fragrant herbs, all tossed with delicate glass noodles, this recipe is delightfully complex, culturally diverse, appealing to kids, and yet incredibly simple to make.

My three daughters love to add their own herbs and vegetables to their noodle salads. Let kids play with their food. They can tinker all they want with squirts of lime, sprinkles of more pickles, leaves of fresh herb, and adding extra dressing. Each mouthful can be varied. There are no rules.

Here is an idea! Count in Vietnamese while taking turns grating or slicing or chopping:

1 - một (mohk) – Like a Buddhist MONK

2 - hai ("high") – Like as high as airplanes fly

3 - ba (bah) – Like what a sheep says

4 - bốn ("bone") – Like what a dog chews on 

                          5 - năm ("nuhm") – Like when your hands are cold and NUMB

The Hibiscus Ginger Party Punch is a tasty and fun way to show your kids how to enjoy healthy hibiscus tea and ginger. Don't leave your littlest partygoers out of the fun… Feel free to make ½ for the kids and ½ with any usual adult additions you may like… It is a perfect backyard September drink that will make the WHOLE family happy. Rất ngon - "very delicious!"

YOU CAN SLURP THESE NOODLES - IN ASIA, IT MEANS YOU LIKE IT!

Have Fun + Happy + Healthy Cooking – Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief

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