But what about a nice soft noodle fishing pole? I love it when the rod is so flexible, and giving. They are hard to find anymore, at least in the stores around here.
Oh, wait, we're talking about edible, Asian noodles. Yeh, I knew that. But how many of you knew about noodle fishing poles?
Just as in Italian cooking, the Asian noodle to use is the best one for the recipe. This site - A Look at a Variety of Asian Noodles - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com
- gives a far better description than I could.
An interesting tip about cellophane (glass or mung bean noodles) noodles: if you drop the dried, uncooked noodle into a pot of hot oil, they will puff dramatically, and create a wonderfully light, and crispy noodle that is a perfect accompaniment for stir fries.
In any case, take a look at various Asian recipes and pay attention to what kind of noodles they're using. And don't forget that won ton, egg roll, and lumpia skins are noodles as well, and can be both fried, or boiled.
Chines pot stickers are a noodle dough wrapped around a filling, like ravioli.
And just as in Italian cooking, there are a thousand things that can be done with Asian noodles.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North