We made the recipe per the instructions and the meal was delicious. Just the right blend of spice and sweetness, and it was very filling with no side dishes. My only complaint is the rice noodles cooled down while the remainder of the meal was still in preparation. Also, we had left over shrimp mixture while we ran out of noodles. So, rather than prepare additional noodles for our next day's meal, I heated some leftover jasmine rice I had in the refrigerator. The result? It was equally spectacular. So I would add a corollary to the original recipe that says two cups of jasmine rice can be substituted for the rice noodles. Further, letting the leftovers sit overnight in the refrigerator allowed the shrimp sauce to set up for a firmer meal the next day. Overall, this was a very positive experience.
This recipe looks good on paper but not tasty enough to repeat. The noodles added absolutely nothing to the dish - making it bland.....it may be better on rice. Not enough vegetables for our palate - I did add some minced scallion greens as a garnish but that did not help. We kept saying it needs something but it would take too much effort to figure it out when I already have other delicious recipes in my TOO large recipe file.