Something almost magical happens when you drop these Chinese rice noodles into hot oil. They almost instantly expand into a birds nest of crispy noodles. Fried maifun are great in salads or as a bed for stir-fry dishes.
To fry maifun you need a wok or large heavy pot filled with about 2 inches of oil. Heat the oil over a high flame to a temperature of 400 degrees.
Instantly when you drop the noodles into the hot oil they should start to expand. If they don't then the oil is not hot enough.
They take less than a minute to cook. Remove them from the oil and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Then they are ready to use.