WHAT IS IT? Vermicelli pasta is a type of pasta made of durham wheat semolina and is used in Middle Eastern dishes. Although they have almost the same name, they are not the same as vermicelli rice noodles which are rice noodles used predominately in Asian cuisines.
WHAT IS IT? Chinese Rice Noodle rolls (Cheung Fun) are made from thin sheets of rice noodles that have been steamed and then rolled into long tubular rice rolls. Great as quick snacks either steamed or pan fried to crispiness.
WHAT IS IT? Chow mein are yellow noodles made of wheat flour and eggs. Chow mein literally translates to ‘Fried Noodles’ in Chinese. These are generally used in stir fried chow mein dishes and served slightly crispy but can be used to make a saucy lo mein as well
WHAT IS IT? Udon noodles originate from Japan and are noodles made from wheat flour. They are most prized for it’s thickness & chewy texture and most commonly used in Japanese stir fried dishes and noodle broths.
WHAT IS IT? Rice cakes are disc shaped (and sometimes tubular cylindrical shaped) noodles made with glutinous rice flour. (Not to be mistaken with the puffed rice cakes that are more cracker-like and crispy.) Most commonly used in Korean cuisines and is called tteok in Korean.
WHAT IS IT? You won’t believe this but Shirataki Noodles are actually made from yams! Yeah, yams! Konjac yams to be exact. They have become quite popular recently since they are great for anyone on special gluten-free or vegans diets and they are low in calories and carbs since it is made up of an indigestible…