5 Asian Noodle Dishes

Quick-cooking Asian noodles add a little flair and fun to your dinner table. Check out these recipes featuring 5 different varieties.

  • Asian Beef-Noodle Salad
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Asian Beef-Noodle Salad

    Cellophane noodles turn clear and slippery when cooked in water, or puffy and crisp when deep fried. Asian Beef-Noodle Salad features cellophane noodles topped with roast beef, carrot, and snow peas and served on a bed of torn spinach.
  • Udon Noodles with Sesame and Tofu
    Photography: Karry Hosford

    Udon Noodles with Sesame and Tofu

    Udon noodles are thick and made from wheat flour. They are often found in hot soups or served cold in summer. Serve with baked Asian-style tofu, diced cucumber, shredded carrot, green onions, and toasted sesame seeds for a delicious meatless noodle dish.
  • Soba Noodles with Miso Broth
    Photo: Jan Smith

    Soba Noodles with Miso Broth

    Tan, thin soba noodles are made from buckwheat and wheat flour. Top bowls of cooked soba noodles with a soup made from mushrooms, chicken broth, miso, and tofu and seasoned with fresh ginger and garlic.
  • Vegetable and Chicken Lo Mein
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker

    Vegetable and Chicken Lo Mein

    Egg noodles, made from wheat and egg, are often found in chow mein and lo mein recipes. Stir fry fresh ginger, garlic, chicken, and assorted vegetables and add to cooked noodles for a homemade lo mein dish.
  • Apricot-Hoisin Pork Chops with Somen
    Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

    Apricot-Hoisin Pork Chops with Somen

    Somen noodles are thin, white Japanese noodles made of wheat flour. Flavor pork chops with apricot preserves and hoisin sauce and serve over somen noodles for a hearty Asian-inspired meal.

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