Learn all about noodles

Learn all about noodles

Pasta is one of the most widely used products in Asian cuisine and it is no wonder if we analyse the numbers. Currently, it is known that 90% of Japanese people include noodles in their menu at least one day a week and 70% even up to 2 days. Of course, there are many different types and varieties of noodles. But which are the main ones? This week we will talk about the following types: rice noodles, wheat and egg noodles, or noodles made with beans..

Rice noodles: These noodles are made from rice flour and water. They are characterised by their semi-transparent appearance, are usually long, very thin and in some cases even flat; they are ideal for coeliacs, as they are gluten-free. In cooking, this type of noodles are widely used in soups in Chinese, Thai, etc. gastronomy. They are ideal to combine with vegetables and other toppings.

Types of noodles

Egg noodles:

In this case, this type of noodles are made with wheat flour and egg, similar to those normally used in the West and which many people already know as ‘spaghetti’. Egg noodles are usually served cold, for example in salads – have you ever tried them? They are ideal! You can find them dried or fresh, and we could say that it is one of the most used and most popular varieties in Japan and China.

Udon

Udon: This is one of the oldest noodles in Japanese cuisine. In fact, its origin dates back to the 6th century. If there is one thing that characterises them, it is their thickness. They are also long and more tender than the well-known ‘spaghetti’. They are made with water and are usually used in both hot and cold dishes. In winter, they are an ideal option to add to our miso soups.

Shirataki

Shirataki: This is what is known as the ‘miracle noodles without calories’. It is one of the most traditional Japanese noodles. They are characterised by being flour, gluten and carbohydrate free – ideal for operation bikini! 🙂

Soba

These are the noodles used for recipes such as the well-known Yakisoba. They are made with buckwheat flour and normal wheat flour. Although there are other varieties, such as green noodles, where matcha tea is added, hence their more colourful appearance.

Ramen

Ramen: This is arguably one of the best known Japanese noodles. The most common is to find them dried in the form of blocks. They are made with wheat flour, water, salt and sparkling water, which gives them their characteristic elasticity and yellowish colour. It is a type of pasta that is quick to cook and convenient.

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Now that you know the particularities of each of them, which one would you choose to eat today?

We hope this article has helped you!