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Chinese, Japanese and Thai noodles

Asian noodles are an integral part of oriental cuisine. It is quite difficult to prepare such products at home, because it takes a lot of time and space to roll out the dough and then cut or stretch it into strips. But store-bought noodles can be used to prepare many simple and delicious dishes.

Types of Asian noodles from Katana

  • Wheat
  • Rice (wide and thin).
  • Greek
  • Bean

Differences of Asian noodles

Wheat noodles are the most familiar to Europeans, because they are made from wheat flour and water. One of the most popular varieties is udon, wide and soft, which becomes the ideal base for many dishes. These wok noodles are especially good. The Japanese are sure that it is best served cold in the summer to refresh, and hot in the winter to warm up.

Rice is one of the most popular types. It is made from rice flour and water, thanks to which it is low-calorie and hypoallergenic. These Chinese noodles do not contain gluten, which makes them an indispensable helper for those who cannot use this protein. Often it is not boiled, but simply soaked in water, and then added to the dish. This product does not have a pronounced taste, thanks to which it is well saturated with the taste and aroma of other ingredients.

Buckwheat noodles are distinguished by their dark color, as well as a characteristic nutty taste and aroma. Wheat flour is added to buckwheat flour, otherwise the dough will not be dense and elastic enough. Its second name is soba. These Japanese noodles, which you can buy in the stores of your city, are quite filling, they are easily absorbed by the body, which allows you to introduce them into the diet of those who are fond of healthy food.

Bean noodles, or funchose, are a very beautiful variety, which are also called glass, silk, crystal because they retain their transparency even after cooking. Most often, it is not boiled, but steamed, then washed and cooled. If you need to add the products to a hot dish, you need to put them on a plate immediately before serving, otherwise the strips will lose their shape due to the high starch content. These noodles contain water and mung bean, pea and corn starch, making them suitable for people who cannot eat gluten.

Useful qualities of noodles from Asia

Wheat noodles are rich in vitamins C, E and group B, as well as potassium, calcium and magnesium. It has a high fiber content.
Rice noodles are rich in antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, potassium, vitamins of group B. It helps cleanse the body of toxins.

Buckwheat noodles are rich in B vitamins, have a positive effect on the nervous system, and improve the condition of the skin, nails and hair.
Bean noodles improve the work of the digestive system.

You will definitely need Chinese, Japanese and Thai noodles to cook our Asian recipes. On our website, you can get acquainted with other products for cooking Asian food, so that your everyday menu becomes more colorful and diverse!