This Vietnamese-inspired dish is a great one-bowl, one-pan option for casual dinner parties. This is a really different kind of pesto that uses peanuts and Asian flavours.
I was disappointed with the flavor of the pesto. I was hoping for a really asian taste, but it just tasted like peanuty pesto to me. The noodles ended up kind of mushy, too. If you do make this be careful not to add too much water to the pan when you cook them on the stove. I love vietnamese noodles in restaurants, but this didn't even come close for me. - 17 Nov 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Good overall recipe. I would suggest cutting back on the amount of rice noodles the recipe calls for, as the pesto was barely able to cover the full pound of noodles. Was very good with additional jalpeno peppers and sauteed shrimp added. - 28 Dec 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I don't know...this recipe would need serious changes if I made it again. Kind of bland. - 01 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)