Thai Flat Rice Noodles w/ Broccoli, Asparagus, & Mushrooms (vegan, gluten-free)

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One of my favorite dishes to order at Thai restaurants is their spicy rice noodle dish! And for some reason, I love eating the shape of flat rice noodles, so this is my version of the recipe.

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The sauce for this recipe is comprised of the same sauce ingredients I use to make Thai Basil EggplantHoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, and cornstarch! I typically love adding broccoli to this dish because of how well the florets absorb the flavor of the sauce. In the past, I’ve found that broccoli, along with asparagus and mushrooms, makes for a perfect medley of vegetables to add to most saucy Thai dish. This trio of vegetables work well together, especially in this noodle dish! I usually make these flat noodles along-side some Garlic Pepper Tofu or Sweet Chili Lime Tofu, and quinoa or brown rice.

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If you’re looking for an awesome Hoisin Sauce, I highly recommend the one by Koon Chun. For a gluten-free Hoisin Sauce, I recommend the one by Sun-Luck (I found this brand at my local Ralphs). Both of these Sauces are on the sweeter side, so if you’re using another brand, make sure that it is also on the sweet side otherwise the flavor of the sauce combination below may not work well.

This is yet another simple, tasty, quick, and delicious Thai dish to add to your selection!

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Thai Flat Rice Noodles w/ Broccoli & Asparagus (vegan, gluten-free)

Yield: ~3-4 servings


  • 10 oz. Banh Cuon Flat Rice Noodles (or any other shaped rice noodles)
  • 8 oz. white button mushrooms, washed and de-stemmed
  • 10 asparagus spheres, washed
  • 1 medium head of broccoli, washed
  • 1/2 white onion, diced in large pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • For The Sauce:
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce ( Koon Chun Hoisin Sauce ) or for Gluten-Free use Sun-Luck Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce ( Gluten-Free : use San-J Tamari gluten-free soy sauce )
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-2 teasp chili sauce (I use Huy Fong Chili Sauce)
  • 2 teasp corn starch


  1. Bing a large pot of water to boil. Add some vegetable oil and salt. Add the rice noodles and cook according to package, stirring frequently (note: rice noodles cook pretty quickly so be sure not to over cook them otherwise they will become mushy). Once the noodles are cooked, drain, wash with cold water, and toss with some vegetable oil to keep them from sticking together. Set aside.
  2. Trim the bottom ~1-inch of the asparagus spheres and discard. Chop the remainder of the asparagus spheres into 2-inch pieces. Dice the mushrooms into 4 sections. Cut and trim the broccoli into medium sized florets.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat 2 Tbsp. of vegetable oil on medium heat. Add the garlic and fry for about 10-15 seconds. Add the onions, mushrooms, asparagus, and broccoli and toss to combine. Saute until all the vegetables are cooked and tender, yet still remain crispy. Note that all the water released from cooking the mushrooms should burn off while sautéing the vegetables.
  4. To Prepare the Sauce. Whisk all ingredients listed under sauce above. Mix until all the cornstarch has dissolved. Add more chili sauce if you prefer more spice. As always, I recommend tasting the sauce prior to adding it to the dish to make sure you have the right amount of sweetness and saltiness (especially if you have a Hoisin Sauce that is different than one of the ones I recommend above).
  5. Once the vegetables are tender and crispy, turn the heat down to medium-low.
  6. Add the rice noodles and combine (if you find that some of the rice noodles are stuck together, try to separate them when adding them to the vegetables).
  7. Slowly add the sauce and toss with the vegetables and noodles. Mix frequently until the sauce starts to thicken and coat the vegetables and noodles. Be sure not to burn off all the sauce (this should only take a few minutes).
  8. Turn off the heat and add some freshly chopped basil. Mix once more and serve hot!


  1. I made this for lunch for Akash and I today! It was super easy and quick and tasted delicious! I can see this becoming a staple in my kitchen.

    • Yay you tried out this recipe – the sauce is so versatile and the flavor is great! Were you able to get the Hoisin sauce from Koon Chun or did you use a different brand?

      • I live in Kailua Hawaii so where can I find Koon Chun hoisin sauce?

        • Hi there! If you click on the link for the Hoisin Sauce I provide in the ingredients list, it’ll redirect you to my post on Koon Chun Hoisin Sauce for more info, including where you can find it. I’m not sure if any stores in Hawaii carry this particular brand of Hoisin Sauce, but you can easily buy it on amazon. Click on the link below and you can purchase it from there:

          Koon Chun Hoisin Sauce

          You can also check if they have the Sun-Luck brand Hoisin Sauce.

          If all else fails and you cannot find the brands I recommend, find a local Hoisin Sauce that you like the taste of and go from there. This sauce is basically comprised of Hoisin Sauce, soy sauce, and chili sauce. The Koon Chun Hoisin Sauce is on the sweeter side, and therefore the amount of soy sauce I add balances out that sweet flavor. So depending on how sweet your Hoisin Sauce is, you may need to adjust the amount of soy sauce. But as long as you like the taste of the Hoisin Sauce you are using, you should be fine in terms of flavor.

          You can also use the sauce from my Tofu Veggie Stir Fry in this dish. It’s comprised of ingredients that should be readily available: brown sugar, soy sauce, corn starch, chili sauce.

          Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions! Hope you get a chance to try out this dish – it’s really easy to make and very tasty!

  2. Gayathri Bhandarkar says:

    Where did you buy these noodles? This dish looks delicious – I am going to order the Hoisin sauce rightaway! :)

    • I buy this particular shape of noodles from 99 Ranch Market. Any Asian market should also carry them. Unfortunately I have not seen them at stores such as Ralphs or Vons. I actually love using this shape of rice noodles, but in case you can’t find it, you can always use the long flat wide rice noodles, which you can find at most grocery stores in the Asian section.

      I’m really excited for you to try out the Hoisin Sauce…it’s my favorite! After these noodles, make the Thai Basil Eggplant dish…it’s one of my post popular dishes! Let me know how it turns out for you!

      • Gayathri Bhandarkar says:

        I got the Koon Chun sauce froma local Asian store this weekend – will be trying out your recipe this week. Look fwd to it. :) Have you ever made a Vegan Pad Kee Mao? Its one of my favv thai recipes. If you have a good recipe for that – please let me know! =)

        • Great! I’m so excited for you to try out the recipe – let me know how it turns out. And since you already have the Koon Chun sauce, try making the Thai Basil Eggplant dish if you like eggplant!

          That is so funny you asked about Pad Kee Mao =) I know that dish as ‘Drunken Noodles’. I don’t currently have a recipe for that dish, but it’s also one of my favorites! So it’s actually on my list of Thai dishes to develop and I already started thinking of ingredients for that recipe so I can develop it. Hopefully you will see the recipe on the blog sometime within the next month or two! =)

          • Gayathri Bhandarkar says:

            I made this tonight – with broccoli, mushrooms and carrots as I didn’t have asparagus. Came out great! I hope I do see that drunken noodles recipe on here as I am obsessed with it.

          • Awesome! So glad you enjoyed this dish – it’s super easy and very adaptable to different veggies you have in your fridge! I just finished developing another typical Thai dish that I’m super excited about, so watch out for that post sometime soon! And yes, Drunken noodles are definitely on my list of recipes to develop. Once I post that recipe, you’ll have to let me know how you like it!

            In the meantime, if you like Thai food, get the Hoisin Sauce I recommend and try out my Thai Basil Eggplant if you haven’t already done so! Thanks again for the comments!

  3. Reena Shah says:

    Anjali, I tried this recipe today for a big family lunch. Made enough to feed 25 people. The dish turned out great and was a hit! Your recipe was easy to follow too. Thank you!

    • Wow 25 people – thanks! I feel honored…so happy it was such a huge hit! I love this noodle dish, especially since you can easily add any veggie and whip up the sauce in no time. Hope you get a chance to try out some of my other popular Thai dishes.

  4. So glad you enjoyed the dish! It’s great for the entire family! Thanks for visiting my site.


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