What are the fat noodles called?
Westernized Chinese wheat noodles sometimes called "Chinese spaghetti." These were developed the United States (some claim in New Orleans) by Cantonese immigrants as a good noodle for soups. The machine-made wheat and egg noodles are fat and dense, similar to lo mein, only thicker and chewier.
I suppose you are talking about Instant Ramen Noodles which come with Oriental flavoring. They are usually high on Sodium and MSG with a few decent ingredients in it like dried lime crystals, garlic powder, onion powder or dried green onion flakes, etc. Make your own Oriental flavor seasoning.
- #319: Maruchan Oriental Flavor Ramen Noodle Soup. The noodles are really good – a decent firmness and they absorb the flavor of the broth. The broth has a kind of soy sauce and ginger thing going on; its interesting. Its basic and tasty and definitely with an oriental flavor.
- Maggi is an international brand of seasonings, instant soups, and noodles that originated in Switzerland in late 19th century. The Maggi company was acquired by Nestlé in 1947.
- Lighter in flavor than the Chinese version of Maggi Seasoning Sauce in the big bottle, it is a little sweeter than the European version of Maggi. Knorr features soy but it does contains MSG. For a non-MSG version made with soy, try Gold Mountain Seasoning Sauce, a Thai product.
Cook the noodles for one minute, then rinse and drain under cold water. You want them a bit undercooked, as they will be cooked again in a stir-fry or soup. To prepare dry noodles, bring a large pot of water to a full boil. Cook noodles for 3-4 minutes, until flexible but al dente.
- Bring water, 2 boullion cubes and 1/2 stick of butter to boil using med to high heat.
- Add egg noodles.
- Cook until noodles are desired texture.
- (About 6-8 minutes) During last minute of cooking add remaining 1/2 stick of butter.
- (You may add additional butter if desired.
- Use this variety for dry stir-fried noodle dishes, like this Chow Mein With Four Vegetables and whenever you want the noodles to be slightly (or very) crispy. If you can't find Hong Kong noodles, you can substitute thin wonton noodles.
- Rice Stick Noodles. Rice Stick Noodles. Rice Stick Noodles are flat noodles made from rice flour and water. You can get thin, medium or wide versions, anywhere from 1 mm to 1 cm ( .05 inches to .4 inches) wide, occasionally wider, They can be used in stir-fries, noodle salads, soups and in fillings for spring rolls.
Updated: 2nd October 2019