From the widely known comfort noodle soup from Vietnam, Bun Bo Hue, to Japchae, a dry glass noodle dish with celebratory colours, enjoy our pick of the 10 Ultimate Slurp Worthy Noodle Recipes. Why noodles? Well, is there anything as flirty and satisfying than slurping up a delicious plate of noodles?
Mention Vietnamese cuisine to anyone and we are pretty sure the first dish they would think of is Bun Bo Hue, or Beef Pho! As satisfying and comforting as chicken soup because of the amount of fresh vegetables and spices it uses, making pho is a labour of love. It involves the gentle simmer of bones, charred onion and other aromatics for hours in order to get a broth that is clear and richly flavored (and well worth the effort!)
Get your chef’s hat on and get ready to have a wokkin’ good time with the Cantonese Style Soy Sauce Supreme Soy Sauce Fried Noodles. An all-time favorite in dim sum restaurants and Chinese homes, it is frequently eaten for breakfast… lunch and dinner! And you will see why – it is an extremely delicious and holistic dish made only from the simplest of ingredients.
The controversial Char Kway Teow, a cuisine that is a national pride for Malaysians and Singaporeans. While no one can authoritatively say which country’s version is better, everyone agrees that it is a dish worth savouring. It combines big flavours, contrasting textures and charred smokiness – wide rice noodles fried with garlic, lard, Chinese sausage, prawns, fish cake, bean sprouts, and a concoction of sauces.
Did you know that the Koreans have a special dish to eat on Korean Black Day, a day where singles commiserate with each other? That dish is the JajangMyeon, which not coincidentally, is a noodle dish that looks rather black. The colour comes from the black bean sauce, which consists of salty black bean paste (or chunjang), diced pork and vegetables. Ladle a generous of that sauce over fresh Chinese yellow noodles and hey presto, you’ve got JajangMyeon!
The literal translation of Japchae, mixed vegetables, is quite misleading because the main ingredient of this dish is the Korean sweet potato starch noodles, also known as glass noodles. This dish is a must-have for the Korean festive holidays (like New Year’s Day or the Harvest festival), probably because of its celebratory colours derived from the strips of carrots, bell peppers, spinach, cucumbers and mushrooms. The secret to success? Finding the right balance between soy sauce and sugar!
Looking for a dish that would wow your guests (but secretly takes no time nor the skill of a professional chef)? We present to you Pan Seared Scallops with Sesame Sauce and Glass Noodles, a dish so tasty that your guests will keep coming back for more. All you need are the glass noodles, scallops, basic sauces and seasoning, fresh garnishing and 10 minutes to cook!
Get ready for your neighbours to come knocking at your door because this dish produces such wonderful wafts of aroma that will get their mouths watering. The Prawn Vermicelli, a simple but popular staple dish from Thailand, is a big bang of umami due to the lethal combination of prawns and sauces. Slurp it up fresh from the stove with the silky smooth vermicelli!
Simplicity is its middle name, but don’t be mistaken, this Scallion Oil Noodles has flavours that will get you hooked. A typical dish found in almost every street noodle store in China, it uses the most of elementary ingredients –noodles, scallion, oil, soy sauce and sugar!
If a dish can be a mood, then the Singapore Hokkien Mee can only be known as cheery. A plate of glossy yellow and white noodles, bright orange shrimp, white rings of squid and green strips of Chinese chives soaked in a gravy made with seafood broth and served with lime, it is a popular dish that can be found in any Hawker Centre in Singapore. Here’s a tip – the longer you are able to simmer the seafood broth, the tastier your dish would be!
The Soto Ayam is an Indonesian version of chicken soup but unlike its counterparts - the herbal chicken soup of the east or the light chicken soup of the west - this dish is not for the sick! It is a tangy and fragrant soup brightened by turmeric, fried shallots and Southeast Asian herbs. Slurp it with rice noodles and serve it with a boiled egg!
For more, browse through our entire list of noodle recipes and get inspired!