What kind of noodle are you?

Are you a noodle lover? It seems that most everyone like to have noodles whether guzzling them, twirling them with the use of the fork, or pick it up with the use of chopsticks.Different region have different specialty of noodles.  In Italy – they have pasta; soba or ramen noodles are popular in Japan; and in Chinese cooking the glass , egg flour, and rice noodles are commonly used.

According to wikepedia, “Noodles are a type of food made from unleavened dough which is rolled flat and cut, stretched or extruded, into long strips or strings. Noodles can be refrigerated for short-term storage or dried and stored for future use. “As they say, there’s difficulty in pinpointing and lot more complex as to what origin of the thin string like made dough that are dried and cooked in hot water.”

Noodles is evolving continuously and that is available around the world.  Noodles in China, Japan, Italy, and other parts of the the world serve as a staple food in the table.

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Japan Noodles

Udon noodles are made from wheat, but are thicker and chewier than the other no
odle varieties.

Soba is made from buckwheat flour, which is what gives them their characteristic brownish coloring.

Shirataki, a thin, translucent, slightly gelatinous noodle made from the konjac yam.

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Italy Noodles

Anelliniis – typically used in salads, soups, and baked pasta dishesrather than eaten alone with a sauce.

Capellid’angelo – Because it’s so light, angelhair pasta is best drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with basil andParmesan.

Fettucine – These “little ribbons” of pasta are well suitedto a simple sauce of oil and butter, but its best-known use is probably infettuccine alfredo.

Spaghetti – might be the most popular, and best known, style of pasta on this list, and it’s also one of the oldest.

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China Noodles:

Rice Noodles. It is made with rice flour and water, a large variety of
rice noodles are available, from thin rice vermicelli to the thick broad
flat noodles used in stir-fries and heartier soups.

Egg Flour Noodles. It is made with wheat  flour and egg, can be fresh or dried. Comes with different width, shape and thickness – need to be boiled before using. 
A well known sample of it is the  ramen.

Cellophane Noodles. It is made of bean mung bean starch and before using,
it need to be soak in water. Cellophane noodle is ideal to soups and
stir-fries, gripping the flavor of the foods they are cooked with. 

     

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Noodles are crafted with great care and hard work that is why every string is precious and not to be wasted. Noodles are not just food to eat but it represents bonding of families and friends that make not forget the essence and memories of how we share the experience of eating together.