One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Pasta in the form of long slender threads.
- ‘Greek cooks sometimes add rice or broken vermicelli noodles to the stock to make it more substantial.’
- ‘Islands of tender beef brisket float among rice vermicelli in a delicate lemongrass broth flavored with scallion, cilantro and onion.’
- ‘Broader and thicker than the skinny rice vermicelli, it plays a starring role in the ever-popular Pad Thai noodles with egg, prawn and chilli.’
- ‘He dropped them into a cast-iron skillet with olive oil and garlic, doused them with sherry and butter, and gussied them up with vermicelli.’
- ‘As I enjoy my vermicelli under the watchful eyes of smiling Buddha, I notice that Wan Ker-sin is swallowing, instead of chewing his food.’
- ‘Rice vermicelli noodles add extra interest, and handfuls of herbs make up the necessary greenery.’
- ‘You have to take plenty of money if you plan to order the braised lobster with vermicelli which costs 968 yuan per pot.’
- ‘The puff-and-serve chapattis, high-protein biscuits and vermicelli kheer are doing well at the retail market place, thank you.’
- ‘Onam is the season for banana chips, pappadams and vermicelli.’
- ‘Chaariya are short thin noodles, similar to vermicelli.’
- ‘Cook the vermicelli according to package instructions.’
- ‘Place approximately 1/4 cup of vermicelli over the pork and shrimp.’
- ‘Add your soy sauce until the vermicelli and chicken take on a golden chestnut colour.’
- ‘Place bean thread or rice vermicelli noodles in a pot, cover with hot water and allow to stand until tender.’
- ‘Put the vermicelli into warm water and soften it.’
- ‘Steep the rice vermicelli noodles in boiling hot water for five minutes, remove, strain and set aside.’
- ‘There's also fried rice, vermicelli and meal-in-a-bowl soups that can be had with veggies, beef or chicken.’
- ‘Also be sure to parch your vermicelli noodles until they are a rich golden brown colour.’
- ‘But it wasn't some slim vermicelli that created his ultimate comeback, but a retake on a terror tale about killer rats.’
- ‘Gently break the vermicelli into smaller pieces.’
2British Shreds of chocolate used to decorate cakes or other sweet foods.
Italian, plural of vermicello, diminutive of verme ‘worm’, from Latin vermis.
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