Asia's 8 Most Iconic Noodle Dishes That You Must Explore
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Noodles are very thin and long pasta-like food items consumed widely around the country. It is believed that noodles were invented at least 4000 years ago in China. Another legend claims that noodles were invented in the Middle East and then travelled to Southeast Asian countries. Initially, noodles were made from wheat flour, but currently, there are a lot of different types of flour used to make noodles.

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In China, most people like to consume noodles that are made from rice flour. Generally, noodles are extremely economical and easily available, which is why they are a topmost priority for many people when they're ordering food outside. In this article, one can find a list of different types of noodle dishes that are prepared in different Asian countries.

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* Malaysian Chicken Laksa

Malaysian Chicken Laksa, as the name suggests, is a dish that is very popular in Malaysia. The most succulent variety of this dish can be found in Kuala Lumpur, which is often considered the food hub of Malaysia. It is prepared using noodles made from rice flour that are immersed in a creamy and spicy broth. The dish is a harmonious blend of multiple flavours and makes one want to eat it again and again. The chewy noodles go well with the spicy broth.

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* Miso Ramen

Ramen can be easily termed as one of the greatest food inventions of the past decade. Initially, the concept of Ramen was only limited to a few Asian countries. However, because of the unbeatable taste of this dish, it became extremely popular throughout the world. Miso ramen is a Japanese variety of ramen that is made using a rich broth that instantly transports one into a food utopia. It is a careful assortment of Miso ramen noodles, which were invented in Hokkaido, Japan, as well as stirred vegetables and boiled eggs.

* Jap Chae

Jap Chaw is a Korean variety of noodles that is prepared by using chewy noodles made from rice flour, which are tossed in sesame seeds, sesame oil, soy sauce, and lots of sugar. In South Korea, people like to eat this dish by loading it with a lot of healthy vegetables like baby corn, capsicum, drumsticks, carrots, and other vegetables. Pouring some sriracha sauce on the top makes it even more tempting. 

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* Vegetable Chow Mein 

Vegetable chow mein is originally a Chinese dish that is extremely popular in India as well. This dish is prepared by using a lot of spices and sauces, along with stir-fried crunchy vegetables like carrots, capsicums, and onions. The mixture is then combined with some noodles to make a satisfying dish. On top of that, some people like to add vinegar and chilli sauce for that extra flavour.

* Omusoba

Omusoba is a very popular and delicious noodle wrap that is prevalent in Japan. The dish is prepared by making a thick omelette and loading it with a lot of black pepper, seasoned noodles and vegetables, along with delicious sauces. The dish is extremely fulfilling and is perfect for special parties and family gatherings. 

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* Pad Thai

Pad Thai noodles are a testament to the exquisite Thai cuisine. This special dish is prepared by using rice noodles that are cooked with eggs, shrimp, chillies, scallions, and a lot of fish sauce. In Thailand, people also like to use a lot of tamarind juice, peanuts, and cilantro to make this decadent dish. The final step is to squeeze a fresh lemon that helps bind together the different flavours of the dish. This dish is a burst of flavour and simply heavenly.

* Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng is a noodle dish from Indonesia that is also very popular in Malaysia and Singapore. Mee Goreng can be easily termed as street food in these countries, as almost all local vendors in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore sell Mee Goreng. The noodles have a bright yellow colour and a very tangy and spicy taste. These are generally cooked with some shrimp and fried eggs. For the finishing touch, people like to add some lime juice as well as fresh cilantro leaves on the top.

* Tonkotsu Ramen

Tonkotsu ramen is a special recipe from the Southern part of Japan, where ramen is considered the king of food. Traditionally, people like to make broth for the dish by using pork bones that are simmered on a low flame for hours. After some time, the mixture starts turning milky white, and that's when the flame is taken off. This rich and savoury broth is combined with ramen noodles, along with very subtle spices, like black pepper, salt, and chilli. People like to add a runny boiled egg as well as some spring onions on the top.