Know the Different Types of Asian Noodles
When we talk about Asian cuisine, it can be quite overwhelming. Our love for rich, savory dishes has been piling up and some even branched out from their origins. But, let’s take it one step at a time. The cold monsoon is already here. Most days now include heavy to light rains every afternoon. What better way to enjoy this than with a bowl of hot, steaming noodles to get you going? Here’s a fun fact: Asian noodles have a wide variety of types. For today, we will know more about three of them and what makes each one different from the other.
Egg Noodles. This is made with more eggs and less flour, thus, its name. This has a deep yellow color and has a more savory taste than other noodles. According to the Asian Pantry, “in other countries, they are usually flat, broad and thicker textured than a regular pasta. In Asia, egg noodles generally look like thinner versions of alkaline noodles. Egg noodles have a tender, stringy mouth-feel and a slightly richer flavour that blends well with sauces and condiments for delicious stir-fries and the ever-popular Wonton Noodles.” Wonton Soup is one of Filipinos’ favorites. Its history can be traced back to the era of the Western Han. Wonton is a simple Chinese classic dumpling delight, served originally with noodles in soup. In a pot, you only have to mix in the noodles, the wonton, and all of its spices and condiments. One that offers an affordable wonton noodle kit in Davao is the Malagos Homegrown Produce. With our homemade wonton from farm fresh ingredients and homegrown bok choy, each bite will be a kick full of flavors you will surely enjoy.
Shirataki Noodles. According to the Asian Pantry, this is “long, translucent and gelatinous, the traditional Japanese Shirataki noodles are made from konjac yam; flavourless on its own but absorbs all the flavours from sauces, seasonings and other ingredients. Shirataki literally means ‘White Waterfall’, but are also called ‘Miracle Noodles’ in recent years for its superior health benefits.” This is a big hit for people who practices the vegan and keto diet because this noodle is gluten-free and contains no calories; with natural glucomannan fibre that is great for your digestion, reduces blood sugar levels and even helps you lose weight. This is usually made as a stir fried recipe with soy sauce as the main seasoning.
Udon. According to the Asian Pantry, “udon noodles are the thickest type of Japanese noodle, made from wheat flour, salt, and water. You can eat them hot or cold, and in order to achieve the characteristic chewiness of the noodles, it is common for udon makers to knead the stiff dough with their feet.” These noodles are most commonly served in a brothy soup, generally flavored with mirin and soy sauce. Usually served as Curry Udon, in a serving bowl, you simply place the blanched udon noodles and ladle curry with pork and vegetables over the noodles. Garnish with green onion and it can now be served.
The Malagos Homegrown Produce is a Davao online grocery and delivery where you can buy affordable wanton meal kits in Davao. Craving for a hot Wonton soup on a rainy day? This homegrown goodness is available on our website whenever you want one. Simply stir and mix all together and one steamy soup is coming your way. Enjoy!