Category Archives: Noodles

Laghman noodles (拌面)

Learning how this Chinese dish got it’s name is almost like taking a course in west Asian culture, history, and geopolitics. It’s known as Laghman noodles in English, after Laghman Province in Afghanistan where it has its roots. Laghman Province … Continue reading

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Somen with vegetables

This is probably TastyAsia’s most unfussy recipe. It’s also easy, fast, and delicious. I suppose the variations are endless, but for tonight’s noodles I used fresh spinach and a red pepper. I garnished the noodles with a soft-boiled egg. Here … Continue reading

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Noodles with beef and Sichuan peppers

This dish is simple yet excellent, and gives me an opportunity to sing the praises of Sichuan peppercorns. Sichuan peppers (花椒) impart a really unique taste; they’re like a cross between cayenne and Novocain. Seriously. They have a real spiciness, … Continue reading

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Liang mian (凉面)

So this is liang mian (凉面), literally “cold noodles,” a simple but wonderful dish that has its origin in Sichuan Province. It’s one of those foods where every street vendor, every restaurant, every Sichuanese cook will have their own recipe. … Continue reading

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