Asian Noodles

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    Explore our collection of Asian noodles, where you'll find a mouth-watering selection of high-quality noodles from across East and Southeast Asia. 

    We taste every product we stock, so you can rest assured that you are enjoying the best of what the region has to offer. From traditional wheat noodles to modern instant noodles, choose your favourite from an extensive range of textures, flavours, and ingredients.

    So whether you want to enjoy chewy udon noodles in soup, creamy rich Tonkotsu ramen, or just a convenient, instant noodle snack, then you've come to the right place.

    What are the different types of noodles?

    There are numerous types of noodles available across Asia. Some common examples include:

    • Wheat Noodles: Made from wheat, flour and water, these are one of the most common types of noodles and are available in various shapes and sizes.
    • Rice Noodles: Made from rice flour, these noodles can be thin or wide and are commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking.
    • Egg Noodles: Made from wheat, flour and eggs, these noodles are known for their rich, yellowish appearance.
    • Soba Noodles: Made from buckwheat flour or a combination of buckwheat and wheat flour. These noodles which are also known as ramen noodles, hail from Japan and feature a nutty flavour.
    • Udon Noodles: Made from wheat, these thick, white Japanese wheat noodles are known for their chewy texture and most commonly found in soups and stir-fries.
    • Glass Noodles: Made from mung bean starch, these translucent noodles are particularly popular in stir-fries, soups, and salads.
    • Instant Noodles: Pre-cooked and dehydrated noodles that can be quickly prepared by adding boiling water, often accompanied by flavouring packets.

    What are some popular Asian noodle dishes?

    Noodles play an important role in the cuisine of many countries across Asia. Some common examples include:

    • Chinese noodles: Chow Mein, Lo Mein, Dan Dan Noodles
    • Thai noodles: Pad Thai, Pad Kee Mao
    • Japanese noodles: Ramen, Udon, Yakisoba
    • Vietnamese noodles: Pho, Bun Bo Hue, Cao Lau
    • Korean noodles: Japchae, Bibim Guksu, Naengmyeon
    • Malaysian/Singaporean noodles: Laksa, Char Kway Teow
    • Philippines noodles: Bihon Pancit
    • Taiwan noodles: Niu Rou Mian

    How do I choose the right type of noodle for my recipe?

    When choosing the right type of noodle for your recipe take into account these factors:

    1. Region: Identify the regional cuisine you're exploring. Asian cuisines offer a wide variety of noodles unique to each region, such as rice noodles for Southeast Asian dishes or soba noodles for Japanese cuisine.

    2. Texture: Consider the texture of the dish you want to achieve. Asian noodles range from thin and delicate to thick and chewy. For example, if you want a light and tender texture, go for thin vermicelli or glass noodles, whereas if you want thick, satisfying chewiness, opt for udon or soba noodles.

    3. Sauces and broths: Match the noodle type to the sauce or broth you'll be using. Rice noodles are great for absorbing flavours, making them perfect for dishes with rich sauces, like Pad Thai or Pho. Thick wheat noodles, such as udon or ramen, pair well with broths, like in Japanese ramen or Korean Jajangmyeon.

    4. Cooking method: Some Asian noodles are better suited to certain cooking methods than others. For instance, stir-fry dishes are great with noodles that hold their shape and don't become mushy such as soba and udon noodles.

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