Japanese food as we know it would be very different if it didn’t include noodles. From Japanese udon and soba noodles to Japanese ramen, there are so many Japanese recipes containing noodles out there that it is impossible to get bored. With Japanese noodle dishes becoming more and more popular as time goes on, the desire to discover more about this traditional Japanese ingredient has only increased.
Ramen noodles made from wheat are much thinner and longer than udon and have a nice chewy bite when cooked. You'll usually find them served in a tasty broth.
Udon is a chewy and soft thick noodle variety, usually pale white in colour with a neutral flavour making it an ideal choice for strongly flavoured dishes.
Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour, or a mixture of buckwheat and wheat flour in equal measure. They are considered one of the trendiest and tastiest superfoods today.
Somen noodles are stretched thin wheat noodles, comparable to vermicelli that can be served both hot or cold and absorbs other flavours well.