Asian Noodle Types and Their Uses: Rice, Udon, Ramen, Soba, Glass and more
Hot and sour sesame soba noodles, Above. Noodles, crunchy vegetables and fresh herbs are tossed in a delicious sesame miso dressing. You can add protein by adding shrimp, chicken, or tofu.
Spicy pork with vegetables and noodles. This dish is packed with texture and flavor—and it comes together in under 30 minutes. “The dressing is sweet and salty with a little kick from the pepper flakes I added. I love the crisp, cool cucumber and peppers in the same fork of warm pork and tender noodles. The fresh mint and cilantro add springy freshness, and the peanuts add a bit of crunch to every bite,” writes recipe editor Ann Maloney.
Summer pasta salad with ginger garlic dressing. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer with this riff on pasta salad, adapted from Double Awesome Chinese Food: Irresistible and Totally Achievable Recipes From Our Chinese-American Kitchen (Roost Books, 2019) by Andrew, Irene, and Margaret Li.
Sun-dried tomatoes shine in this pantry pasta salad with white beans
Soba pancakes with green onions and ginger. “The flavor is great, but it’s the texture that really sells this, especially the contrast between the crispy bottom and top edges and the softer, almost creamy interior,” writes food editor Joe Yonan.
Avocado and coconut noodles. “Soba noodles and edamame make it very savory, and its dressing meets that irresistible sour-spicy-sweet trifecta,” writes Yonan. “But what makes it outstanding is the crunch and creaminess of coconut flakes, scallions, sunflower seeds and avocados.”
Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles with Green Beans. Peanut sauce is a great complement to the nuttiness of soba noodles. Make this pantry-friendly recipe your own by swapping out the veggies or adding a protein.