Thai Instant Noodle Salad Recipe (Yum Mama) ยำมาม่า – Hot Thai Kitchen

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

Mama is Thailand’s most famous brand of instant noodles, and IMO the BEST instant noodles in the world! Seasoning packets aside, the noodles themselves are so unique and tasty that people love using them in various recipes, and this salad is a super classic Mama recipe! Being “instant” noodles, they’re super quick to cook, and the texture holds up well whether it’s served, warm, room temp or even cold.

Mama noodles have become an integral part of Thai cuisine to the point that some noodle soup vendors offer them as a noodle option! You can also eat them dry as a snack, as most Thai kids do, because they are fully cooked, crispy, and totally addictive!


INGREDIENTS & TOOLS (Yes, the Mama noodles are listed here!):






About Pai:

Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at