Expand your knowledge beyond the world of instant noodles.
You can eat pink noodles in Thailand
No, the image above is not photoshopped. Called yen ta fo, this popular dish gets its pink colour from a fermented soybean paste that’s added to the broth to give it a sweet, fluorescent taste to the soup.
They put ice in your noodles in Korea
A popular dish to beat the heat during the summer days, naeng myun comes served with an iced broth along with cooling toppings like cucumber and pickled radish. Refreshing!
Noodles are a symbol of longevity in China
Because of this, uncut noodles are served on birthdays (sometimes instead of cake) and on Chinese new year as best wishes for families to live long and prosperous. The longer they are, the longer your life will be!
In Japan, curry ramen is a thing
Imagine a hot, delicious bowl of ramen. Now, instead of a normal pork or vegetable broth soup, switch that with a thick Japanese curry and you’ve got yourself a great bowl of curry ramen. Super delicious and definitely very filling.
Pho is actually pronounced “fuh” rather than “foh”
The name of the dish is thought to be derived from “pot au feu”, a French soup, due to the huge influence of French culture in Vietnam during the colonization in the mid-1880s.
People actually eat them uncooked
By now, instant noodles have become a global phenomenon that we’re sure everyone has tried. But have you ever eaten them raw? In Asia, it is a very common (but very unhealthy) snack to indulge in. Sprinkle some of that MSG powder on there and you’ve got a crunchy treat.
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