What is Noodle?
Noodle is a staple food popularised by Asian countries particularly
China. Noodle is made from flour and egg which is formed into a
rolled flat and cut into shapes. Long thin shape is the most common
shape, but some are cut into tubes, shells, helices, strings or just
Noodles are often cooked over boiled water with salt, but some are
cooked using deep-fry and stir-fry method. Noodles are sometimes
refrigerated as there are menus that require this process and some
noodles are being served cold.
Noodles can be stored and preserved for a short period of time, but most
homemade noodles are cooked right away because it dries very fast.
There are different types of noodles, the most common type is
egg noodles. The most popular type in Southeast Asia is the wheat noodles
which is made from wheat and eggs. Rice noodles is also popular
especially in Japan, it is made from rice and egg.
Several names has been given to a particular type of noodles including
mung bean vermicelli, hokkien egg noodles, shanghai noodles, soba
noodles, ramen, somen, udon.