In this section, you will find information about noodles.

Pho - Pho (pronounced as fuh) is a Vietnamese noodle soup that is usually served with different cuts of beef or chicken. The noodles that are served in Pho are usually thin, flat rice noodles. The soup is often served with Asian basil, mint leaves, lime and bean sprouts on the side. The dish is associated with the city of Hanoi in Vietnam, where the first pho restaurant opened in the 1920′s.

Ramen – Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup that consists of wheat noodles served with pork of other types of meat. The broth is usually tonkotsu (pork bone broth), miso (soy bean) or soy sauce.  Ramen is of Chinese origin and it is unclear when ramen was introduced to Japan. The noodle soup is always served with various toppings from seaweed, corn, boiled egg, garlic and many others.

Shirataki Noodles – Shirataki Noodles were originally developed in Asia but recently have been popular all around the world because these noodles are a healthier substitute compared to the normal pasta’s and noodles sold in stores. these noodles are very high in fiber and contain almost no “bad” carbohydrates and calories. There are many other healthy benefits in these noodles. Shirataki comes from the root of a plant grown in various parts of Asia. There are two types of Shirataki noodles. The traditional shirataki noodles have zero carbohydrates and no gluten. The other one is Tofu-based shirataki noodles that have a much shorter shelf life that contains minimal amount of carbohydrates. Check out our recipe section for a shiratiki pasta dish that I made.

Soba Noodles – Soba means buckwheat in Japanese. Soba is associated with Soba noodles which is a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour. Soba noodles can be served as cold noodles with dipping sauce or in hot noodle soup or even stir fried. Buckwheat takes at least three months to be ready to harvest in Japan. In Japan, buckwheat is produced mainly on the island of Hokkaido. Soba noodles can be substituted with other noodle dishes in Japanese noodle recipes. In some restaurants, they give you the choice of choosing your type of noodle for your ramen or udon dishes.

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