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Questions about preparing and cooking noodles, a strip, ring, or tube of pasta or a similar dough, typically made with egg and usually eaten with a sauce or in a soup.

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Is pad thai actually Thai?

More like meta-cooking question, but I believe it fits here better than on travel stack. All around the world, one of the symbols of Thailand is Pad Thai. And multiple versions of curry. But when I ...
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Prevent noodles from sticking when leftover in fridge

and sorry for the basic question but I'm a... basic cook. I'm trying to replicate a simple meal I buy at the local shop which is fine when eating hot, but when cooling, leaving in the fridge and ...
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Alkaline ramen noodles shelf life in uncooked state

I do make alkaline noodles by myself in our restaurant. David Chang suggests to mellow-stop the alcalic reaction to add citric acid. I dont have a good experience with it. The character of the dough ...
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How to prevent large rice noodle from curling?

Today I cooked big rice noodles with chicken in oyster sauce, Thai style. It was very delicious. I had not fresh, but dried noodles (photo not mine). In order to make it right, I needed to first ...
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How can I separate fresh rice noodles that are stuck together?

I sometimes buy rice noodles from an Asian grocery, especially since certain sizes (like sheets) are hard to find in dried form, and the finished texture is different. However, I generally find that ...
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Getting rice noodles evenly distributed in wok

I use rice noodles for woks. I simmer them in hot water, then drain them in cold water and leave them in a bowl. Then I start frying the meat and vegetables in the wok. Now the problem is: The ...
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I need to cook 100’s of Noodles at varying times

I’m a pizza caterer entering the noodle arena I have 3 x 100 centimetre paella pans on gas burners all commercial quality. And various Bain Marie’s and hot holding equipment. I’m planning on using ...
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Chinese noodle dough breaking when pulled

How can I make the dough for Chinese ramen noodles stretchy? It keeps breaking when I pull just a little bit. I used wheat flour, water, and baking soda. What else am I missing? EDIT: 400g flour ...
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Pasta dough for orecchiette

I've made fresh egg-based pasta quite a few times already. Usually used Marcella Hazan's recipe. Now I've wanted to make orecchiette, which is made without egg (i.e. just flour+water(+salt)). I ...
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Why don't instant noodles ooze oil

If instant noodles have been prepared by flash frying noodles, why are they not oily? Why don't you get any oil on your hands when you hold a "cake" of dry noodles?
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How can I substitute Egg Noodles for Rice Noodles in a Pad Thai?

I'm unable to get rice noodles right now but I've never used egg noodles before. What is the difference in how I should cook it?
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How to properly mix cooked noodles and vegetables?

Whenever I make basic noodles & vegetable dishes I would cook the noodles in a pot of water, while at the same time stir frying vegetables in a wok. Then when the cooking is done, I would drain ...
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Do I have to change the cooking time when I cook homemade noodles?

I want to make my own egg noodles for a casserole dish. Do I have to adjust the cooking time? I have been told homemade noodles cook faster, does this mean I should add the noodles later? The recipe ...
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Preparing/Storing freshly made noodles/pasta

We picked up a noodle maker recently - it mixes dough than extrudes noodles kinda like this I figure I could prepare a large batch - and store it somehow. What's a good way to store home made ...
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What is the difference between bún tươi and bún khô?

There are two versions of Vietnamese rice noodles available. I'd like to know what is the difference, if any. They seem almost identical. bún khô bún tươi
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Why is soba not entirely buckwheat flour?

I thought that soba was completely made of buckwheat flour, but I learned that it's actually around 80% buckwheat and 20% wheat flour. Is there a reason for this mixture ? Is it for flavour or ease ...
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Thick noodle soup minus cornstarch/cornflour?

How do we thicken noodles soup without using cornstarch? List of ingredients at hand: Onions Tomatoes Worsterchire Sauce Soy Sauce Salt Ginger& Garlic(fresh) Star Anise Cilantro Noodles
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Why is my Buckwheat soba noodle dough crumbling?

I am trying to make Buckwheat noodles (Soba). The recipe involves nothing but buckwheat flour and water. I am failing to make the dough solid. It crumbles apart. I was trying to adjust it by adding ...
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How to make instant noodle with egg?

I made instant noodle, just put the noodle into boiling water for about 3 minutes, and noodle is already. But this time I want make this with an egg, how? should I break the egg first and then put the ...
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Fresh pasta noodles in lasagna

When making lasagna noodles from scratch, do you need to cook the noodles first? If I was making it the regular way, layers, I wouldn't think it would need to be cooked. But I'm rolling the noodles ...
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Kimchi Beef Noodles

One of the things I really enjoy are those instant kimchi beef noodle soup bowls that you can get from the (American) supermarkets. Mostly because I like kimchi, I like beef, and I like noodles. Now I ...
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How do I deal with asian rice noodles?

After boiling and draining the rice vermicelli or pho noodles they always stick to a big lump. How do I prevent this?
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How do I keep rice based noodles from sticking together?

I've already read a related question: How can I keep pasta from sticking to itself? However, I've found that rice noodles behave very differently than wheat noodles. I've tried: Adding oil to the ...
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How can I get the smokey flavour in Hor Fun?

I made Hor Fun (not the linked recipe in specific) the other day for my girlfriend who loves the dish. However, her critique was that it lacked the distinctive smokey flavour of the dish. When it's ...
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DIY Pot Noodle safe ingredients

I'm looking to make some of these DIY pot noodles or "pot ramen" or whatever folk might call them. I've got a load of ideas for what to put in them but no idea how safe it will be to eat given the ...
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Why should I bake baking soda for making ramen noodles?

I see this recipe for ramen noodles ("alkaline noodles") that says to use bicarb / baking soda that is baked in a very slow oven for an hour (250F / 120C) before incorporating into the noodle dough. ...
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Why is Tsuyu sauce for cold Soba noodles served on the side?

Why are they always served separately as a dipping sauce, instead of mixing it into the noodles like they do with soup?
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How to cook spaetzle (German homemade noodles/pasta) without it ending up soggy?

I've made spaetzle a few times now but every time I struggle with it ending up a bit wet/soggy, I try to drain it the best I can but it holds a lot of water still. I do sometimes end up cooking it ...
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Lamian (Hand Pulled Noodles) Technique Question

I have been learning and working on creating Lamian (拉麵) for a year now, and it has been quite an adventure! I had little experience working with dough coming into this, so despite many failed ...
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How can I make curly rāmen noodles from scratch?

I want to make the rāmen noodles from scratch including the pasta itself and not just the sauce. I have found some recipes online that look promising. However, how can I give it the characteristic "...
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Can I freeze dried rice noodles after they've been rehydrated?

I'm on a diet and am eating a lot of stir-frys. I use very thin dried rice noodles. Because I only want a specific amount, which is hard to judge when I pull the noodles apart, can I freeze them once ...
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How can I cook dried noodles with just hot water?

I'm looking for any tips for making a meal with dried noodles without needing to actively cook them. My problem is that the kitchen in my office has nothing, not even a microwave. It just has a hot ...
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Keeping noodles from absorbing all the soup

I cook in the summer for a week for about 30 people,and we serve buffet-style over the course of about an hour. This summer, my plan is to make lemon chicken orzo soup for one of the meals. However, I'...
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Can spaghetti noodles replace lo mein noodles?

Let's say a family member asked me to try cooking lo mein for dinner, but I don't have time to stop by a big enough grocery store to get Asian noodles. I do, however, have spaghetti in the cupboard. ...
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Making noodles in a wok

What is the best way to make noodle dishes like lo mein in a wok? I am trying to get the best noodle texture and a taste close to the restaurants.
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Boiling vs soaking rice noodles

The instructions on this package of large rice noodles says just soak them for 6-7 min. I did that and then fried them in some oil and soy sauce but they were still too crunchy. I just want to eat ...
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Oil in Ramen broth

Many recipes online suggest that at some point I should sauté some onions or scallions with vegetable oil and add them to the broth that is meant to go with the ramen. I know of toasted sesame oil and ...
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What should I look for when buying a ramen bowl?

I live in Italy and I love ramen, but I can't seem to identify the characteristics that make for a good Japanese hot noodle serving bowl. What's a good capacity? Is there a well-known substitute that ...
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Cooking Ramen noodles in broth or not?

I was wondering if there’s a downside in cooking ramen noodles directly in the broth it will served in. From the recipes I see, ramen noodles are cooked in slightly salted water and then incorporated ...
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Can I make grain-free noodle/ravioli/dumpling dough?

I'm celiac and I'm intolerant to virtually all the grains (also to corn/maiz). So, the question is if I can make noodle/dumpling dough without grains? Yuca and potato starch are good for me, also ...
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How to cook Lo Mein?

I just moved to China and I would like to cook some lo mein ( chinese noodles ), this is the easiest way to get some veg. food here :) The lo mein I bought are not the fresh ones but the dry ones. ...
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What is the difference between noodles and pasta?

Is pasta just a fancy name for noodle? Or is pasta always an Italian style noodle? Is all pasta noodles? Or the other way around? This may be more of a language question than an actual food question.....
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What type of noodles absorb most amount of liquid?

Sometimes when I have noodles in broth, there is little or no taste to the noodles. It's almost like the noodles were already "saturated" before they were put in the broth, making them unable to ...
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Should I drain water after I cook noodles in microwave?

I have just cooked noodles in microwave. In some websites it says to drain water before eating it. Some doesn't say about draining water. Should I drain the water as I have cooked it in microwave?
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Method to make corn pasta?

I've been unwell for quite awhile now and corn pasta has been a lifer saver because it's fairly easy to digest (for me.) Anyway, i'm curious as to how exactly they are made. For instance look at this ...
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Can I cook pasta without heating it up… ever?

More of a survival question than anything. I have a bag of dried pasta, a plastic container, a can of tomato sauce, and some salt, and I find myself out in the wilderness with no heat to speak of. ...
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Bubbles on the Noodle surface

I observe lots of bubbles on the noodle surface after frying. What causes this and how can I control it?
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I had delicious Udon soup at a Japanese restaurant, and my attempts to recreate have failed. what am I missing?

I recently fell in love with Udon soup. I've had it at 2 different restaurants in Austin TX, and I find the broth clean and delicious. My favorite includes cucumber, carrot, a few shrimp, green ...
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Adding Noodles to Soup

If it takes 10 min to boil regular noodles if you drain the water after, give or take, how many minutes before the end of soup cooking should you add them in the pot considering they will keep on ...
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Turning regular noodles into no-boil noodles

I've been told by other that you don't need to boil the noodles for lasagna before you assemble and bake it. They claim that you can just lay them out on the pan raw and assemble as usual and the heat ...