Preparation / Directions:
Soften cellophane noodles and cut into 2-inch lengths. Dissolve cornstarch in 1 T water. Cut chiles in halves. Marinate chicken for 1 or 2 days in bag with 1 T. soy sauce, coconut milk, white vinegar, and 3/4 t. curry powder. Heat 1 to 2 T. oil in wok and stir fry chicken until mostly white. Remove, set aside, and then clean wok. Combine salt, sugar, remaining soy sauce and cider vinegar. Place in wok with chicken. Heat through, add cornstarch, and cook 2 to 3 minutes until glossy. Spread on large plate and cool in refrigerator. Combine ginger, garlic, remaining curry powder, and chiles. Heat 3 T. oil and cook chile mixture 1 to 2 minutes. Should foam without browning.
Add celery then cabbage. When translucent, add carrots and noodles. Combine chicken and noodle mixtures. Use 2 T. filling per spring wrapper. Tuck in ends and include sprig of cilantro in last turn (to show through when fried). Seal with egg yolk. Deep fry about 3 minutes at 350F and drain. To make dipping sauce, blend chiles and garlic until pureed. Add ginger juice and oil until blended. Season with salt. Add cilantro just before serving. (If serving right away, cilantro may be pureed with chiles.) Makes one cup.