oodles of noodles: the different type of Asian noodles

Noodles are a staple in Asian cuisine and one of Asia's most versatile foods, found in dishes everywhere from street vendors to extravagant traditional ceremonies. Different types of noodles have different textures and tastes and are used in different dishes. To discover which noodles itsu use and why click below or visit our noodles page

  • soba noodles

    soba noodles

    What are soba noodles? Soba means buckwheat in Japanese. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and so are naturally gluten free.  Soba noodles have a chewy texture and a strong, nutty flavour. With a similar thickness and bite to ...

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  • udon noodles

    udon noodles

    What is an udon noodle?  The thickest, softest and chewiest type of Japanese noodle, udon noodles are made simply from wheat flour, salt and water.    Udon noodles are most commonly served in a brothy soup as they absorb flavours beauti...

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  • ramen noodles

    ramen noodles

    Why ramen is the new dish of choice! Ramen noodles, like most other noodles are made from wheat flour, salt and water. The distinguishing feature of ramen noodles is 'kansui'- an alkaline mineral water that originates in Mongolia, where...

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  • rice noodles

    rice noodles

    When should I use rice noodles and how do I cook them?  Rice noodles are made from rice flour (instead of wheat) and water and are naturally gluten free. They come as flat rice noodles and thin, thread-like vermicelli noodles.    The ch...

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  • harasame [crystal] noodles

    harasame [crystal] noodles

    Why crystal noodles are so special! Harusame noodles, also known as crystal noodles or glass noodles because of their translucent appearance, harusame are a staple food in Asia but very new to the Western market. Unlike all other forms ...

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  • wonton noodles

    wonton noodles

    The noodles named after wonton dumplings!  Wonton noodles originated in China and get their name from the dish they are most commonly found in- wonton noodle soup: noodles, leafy vegetables and wontons: a type of Chinese dumpling.   The...

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