What is oriental noodles?
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.
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.
- Starch for Energy. You'll get just a trace of protein and no sugar or fat from 1 cup of cooked cellophane noodles. This portion has 190 calories, which all come from carbohydrates in the form of starch. Because starch is a complex carb, it's a good source of fuel for your body.
- Place the noodles in a large bowl, add hot water to cover generously and let stand until softened, about 20 minutes. Drain the noodles and set aside. Fill a saucepan three-fourths full of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the shrimp and boil just until they turn pink and curl, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Cellophane noodles, also known as glass noodles, are a type of transparent noodle made from starch (such as mung bean starch, potato starch, sweet potato starch, tapioca, or canna starch) and water.
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.
- Place the bowl on top of a plate and put it in the microwave just in case any water spills over. Take the suggested cooking time from the pasta box and add 3-4 minutes. Check on the pasta when it's done and sample a piece or two. If the pasta is at desired doneness, strain the pasta over the sink.
- Yes, although the dish will be slightly different from traditional Chinese stir-fried noodles (chow mein). The best procedure for using spaghetti might be to cook the noodles in water until softened to al dente consistency, then chill them in cold water, drain them and toss them with a small amount of cooking oil.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil.
- Add dried chow mein noodles and stir them carefully to separate them.
- Boil the noodles for 2 to 4 minutes, or whatever the manufacturer's instructions recommend.
- Stir the noodles again to separate them and drain them in a colander.
Updated: 2nd October 2019