Whether they’re served cold, pan-fried until crunchy, or simmered in soup, noodles are a major part of Asia’s cuisine. Each country has its own signature dish, from China’s Pork Lo Mein to Thailand’s Pad Thai to Japan’s Yakisoba, and the noodles themselves might be made from wheat, rice, or even mung beans. All these dishes have one thing in common, though: They’re uniformly delicious. And now, thanks to noted Asian cooking expert Helen Chen, they’re a snap to prepare at home.
Easy Asian Noodles includes more than 60 recipes for noodle dishes, all of which are simple enough for even a fledgling Asian cook. If you can make spaghetti, you can make these recipes. Many of them take less than half an hour from pan to plate — it’s the perfect way to add variety to hurried weeknight dinners. And the majority use ingredients you’ll find in any supermarket.
After a thorough discussion of Asian noodles in general — glossaries of noodles and other Asian ingredients, the best ways to cook and serve noodles, and the right equipment for the job (most of which you probably already own) — Chen moves on to the recipes, an irresistible selection of simple, foolproof dishes organized into three categories:
Filled with straightforward recipes, gorgeous photographs, and expert advice, this is the perfect cookbook for anyone who loves noodles.
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