You people out there are my last hope for finding my holy grail. I have tried dozens and dozens of recipes - none of them came even close to what I am searching.

I look for a way to make noodles like they sell on Kebap Huts, Asia Take Aways and many other shops. Not the slimy spongy likes - I have lots of recipes for them and can cook them to perfection. Even the hand pulled ones. No. I look for the classic noodles, squared, about 2 x 2mm to 3 x 3 mm. Color like normal classic italian pasta - but taste much softer and the surface will absorb sauces very nicely - which is important as they are fried in pans or on grills. Squared seems to be important as they are done with a classic pasta machine where you roll the dough and not press it through a hole - or even pull them. I even thought it might be potatoe starch in there, cause the noodles have that fleshy soft kind of touch. But at least the way I tried it was definitely the wrong one. Lye water, baked baking soda - all kinds of flour. I tried so many things, I even can't remember all I tried.

And yes, I looked on Google and not only there - does not bring me a milimeter closer to my goal.

There are no recipes except for the classic Asian Noodles - which are NOT what I am looking for. I think it must be a special twist with the flour, or an ingredient I have not even thought of.

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    Welcome and +1. Not an answer but I have had the noodles you're referring to from a local (VA, US) Chinese takeout. I absolutely love them! I have had no luck finding a name, recipe, or pre-made (dried or fresh) to buy. Searching for any type of square noodles has proved unsuccessful. I do think they are a wheat noodle but, other than that, I have no info. Hope we see some good answers to your question.
    – Cindy
    Commented Jan 16, 2020 at 19:56
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    Have you asked any of the restaurant where you ate these noodles about the name?
    – Tinuviel
    Commented Jan 17, 2020 at 8:53
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    It would be good to have a picture of the noodles, I'm not sure what's being asked.
    – GdD
    Commented Jan 17, 2020 at 14:41
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    Picture of the noodles Commented Jan 17, 2020 at 16:07
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    I haven't found a specific recipe, but after reading a few other discussion boards, lots of people say it's an egg noodle. You might want to try a few recipes for chinese egg noodles, and see if any of them come close to what you're looking for: gingerandscotch.com/homemade-chinese-egg-noodles-from-scratch elmundoeats.com/how-to-make-chinese-egg-noodles diversivore.com/homemade-chinese-egg-noodles
    – Joe
    Commented Jan 25, 2020 at 21:42

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The picture looks like the 'Hokkien Noodles' you can buy at the supermarket here in Australia. The pack I have is made by Fantastic Snacks. The ingredients are wheat flour, water, wheat gluten, salt, colours (carotene, annnatto, turmeric), and canola oil. They have 6.5g of protein per 100g, 33g carbohydrates (of which 1.8g is dietary fibre), 1.5g fat and 160mg sodium. Maybe that can help you reverse engineer the recipe.

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