When I first started this blog, I wrote so many posts about noodles to the point I started wondering if I should’ve renamed my blog to Noodle Queen. Clearly, I love noodles. There are so many types and they’re such a versatile ingredient that you can pair it with almost anything.
One type of noodle is called ho fun, which is a rice noodle. They are slippery little suckers where even the most professional chopstick users will struggle to pick up…but that’s half the fun! – See what I did there? These noodles can be put into a soup or be used in a type of stir fry dish. Below is a sample of a noodle soup with ho fun noodles, wontons and green onions in a broth.
These noodles can be found in Asian grocery stores in the refrigerator section, usually in a clear plastic bag or on styrofoam wrapped in plastic wrap. Before cooking, it’s good to loosen each noodle from each other as they tend to stick together. It sounds like a lot of work, but it’s worth it!
Also to note, only the freshest will do! These noodles tend to get hard when stale, but the secret to keeping that soft, flexible noodle is to steam it if you can’t eat it the same day you prepare the meal. If steaming isn’t possible, the alternative would be to sprinkle some water on top and hope for the best in the microwave. Enjoy! 🙂