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Types of Asian Noodles

From Ramen to Udon: An Asian Noodle Primer

Types of Asian Noodles
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Sweet potato noodles — a Korean favorite that star in japchae, a chilled salty-sweet noodle dish — are made with sweet potato starch and are similar in appearance to bean thread noodles. Sold dried, these light-gray, brittle noodles cook up exceptionally fast and are prized for their glossy, translucent appearance and firm, chewy, slippery texture once cooked.

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