If you're an avid noodle lover—or ready to graduate from perennial favorite Ramen Noodles—look no further!
Experienced Asian cookbook author Maki Watanabe provides all her secret recipes and tips for creating delicious Asian noodle dishes at home with minimal fuss and time.
These 86 noodle recipes cover the Asian cuisines best known for their noodle dishes: Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. They include all the classics that are already well-loved in the West—from Vietnamese Pho to Korean Japchae, and Pad Thai to Chinese Wonton Noodles (with gluten-free options available in the form of Japanese Soba and Udon noodles). However, this book also highlights many lesser-known classics that are popular in Asia but not yet widely found in Western restaurants.
Asian Noodles is divided into four chapters: Tossed Noodles with Sauces and Toppings, Stir-Fried Noodles, Noodles with Soup and Japanese-Style Noodles. A bonus chapter gives a selection of 10 delicious Asian desserts such as Cilantro Sorbet and Mango Pudding—to eat after your noodles are all gone!
Recipes in this book include:
Taiwanese Chicken Noodles (Taiwan)
Stir-Fried Noodles with Pork and Vegetables (China)
Beef Pho Noodle Soup (Vietnam)
Lemongrass Noodles with Spare Ribs (Thailand)
Korean Cold Noodles (Korea)
Chicken Soup Soba (Japan)
And many more!
Each chapter outlines basic cooking methods for the different types of noodle preparation, complete with step-by-step instructions and photos. Additional sections give information on noodle dish staples and garnishes and a shopping guide to help you identify and source the ingredients correctly.
Whether you consider yourself a noodle connoisseur or novice, there's something in Asian Noodles for everyone. Re-create your restaurant favorites and try all-new versions of these delicious and affordable dishes in your own kitchen.
About the Author: Maki Watanabe is recognized for her easy-to-understand recipes and innovative combinations of ingredients and seasonings. She travels regularly around Asia to collect delicious and authentic recipes. She has written many books, including her two-time "Recipe Book Award" winner, Asian Salads, recently published by Tuttle.