Noodles are thought of as comfort food throughout the world. There is nothing that a bowl of noodles can’t fix. All over the globe, they are found in different forms and shapes. Every culture has its own way of preparing noodles; some are sweet, tangy; some are spicy; they come in all shapes and flavours.
25 Types Of Noodles Around The Globe
Here we have listed all types of noodles, right from the famous pasta to instant ones. They usually make you go crazy with their taste; try not to go crazy after reading about its many types.
The most favourite of all. It is made from all-purpose flour; it is generally sautéed in tomato sauce/paste and garnished with cheese, chives, basil. It is one of the best tasting noodles and easy to cook as well. There are both meatless and meat versions.
There are different pasta types, but pasta is made in either white sauce or red sauce, i.e., cheese and milk sauce or tomato paste and tomato sauce. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach could be added to it or served as simply as possible. There is a seafood version as well; it can be served with meat. Mac and cheese is the offspring of white sauce pasta. Gnocchi is the most simple version of pasta; it is just steamed flour balls.
This special dish is from Italy. It is healthy and tasty. It is made with cheese, eggs, and pancetta. The steamed noodles are mixed with creamy sauce; it has pieces of pork as well. It is very delicious.
For all the seafood fans out there, this is your dish. This is basically Paella, which is rice, but Fideos, are finely chopped noodles. The dish includes fresh prawns, squid, and tomatoes, mixed with the noodles. Garlic aioli, paprika, pepper, and salt are some of the spices added to it.
It forms a part of Hawaiian cuisine. The food culture is a blend of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, and Portuguese. These are the Hawaiian version of Ramen. They are thick, chewier, and cooked in Hawaiian style. They are soupy ones, with mushrooms, ginger, spam, and boy Choy. Spam is the Hawaiian special food.
6. Tallarines Verdes
It is a dish served in Peru. It is pesto pasta. The recipe is unique. The noodles are made by adding spices to evaporating milk, which gives it a bit sweet taste but makes it creamier. It is served with steak.
7. Sopa Seca
It literally means ‘Dried soup.’ These are made from fideo noodles and are served in a pan with tomato sauce; the traditional way to serve. They are a bit drier than spaghetti, so they are served with sour cream/ sauce and are garnished with chives, cheese, etc.
8. Macaroon Bil Toum
This is a type of Gnocchi pasta. It is simple to make. Gnocchi is made at home from wheat flour and is no filling dumplings. After they are taken out from the steaming water, sprinkled with lemon garlic sauce, garnished with coriander, and served.
9. Chard and Egg Noodle
This is Tunisian soup. The broth is the base, and noodles are added to the spicy hot sauced broth, which has eggs, chard and chickpeas. They are rich in veggies and flavourful aroma.
Ramen are instant noodles from China. They are famous all over the world. Ramen can be turned into whichever version you like. Add meat to it or vegetables topped with chives, sesame seeds. They can be made in soy sauce or just steamed water. However one desires to eat it. It is an all-time favourite snack and street food.
These are Chinese noodles made in soy paste. These have minced pork in it. They are added to the soy paste along with the pork, and spices such as soy sauce, salt, pepper, paprika, and hot sauce are added as well. They are garnished with chives/spring onions. Served and eaten hot.
Made from buckwheat flour, they are a bit thicker than usual noodles. They are denser than ramen. They also have broth and different veggies added to them, mainly radish, onion, cabbage. Even eggs are added to bring in extra flavour; they are garnished with spring onions.
13. Filipino Spaghetti
Made with meatballs, these have a different Philippine taste. These are mixed with tomato sauce and meatballs or chicken. It does not have broth, though. They are mixed and served with cheese.
14. Kimchi Noodles
Koreans generally serve kimchi with ‘Guksu.’ They have beef broth mixed with buckwheat noodles. They are made with soy sauce and served with sesame seeds and kimchi. Korean style noodles are a combination of Chinese and Japanese noodles.
15. Pad See Paw
These are the ultimate Thai noodles and are dry compared to the Chinese and Japanese noodles. They are made by adding broccoli, soy sauce to the rice noodles. and are served with eggs, garnished with sesame seeds. They are famous for Thai street food.
16. Bun Chay
This is a famous Vietnamese street dish. These are made from rice flour and served with many veggies such as mushrooms, carrots, radish, broccoli, etc. The noodles are garnished with chives, sesame, and spring onions. They are served with soy sauce dip.
They are made from instant noodles, the favourite snack of all time. After making the noodles with spice, it can be eaten plain or with some extra toppings, such as pepper, eggs. Veggies such as spinach, spring onion, carrots are served as side dishes. They are not fully dry.
Maggi is the Indian version of instant noodles. After they are prepared with the ready-made spice, they can be made in many different ways. Extra toppings like paneer, carrots, cheese, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, or cauliflower sauce, can be added to make it tasty.
19. Reshteh Polow
It is an Irani specialty, made on new year’s day. It is a combination of rice and noodles. Cooked with saffron, cardamom, and then topped with dry nuts, raisins, these noodles are served upon the rice, which is sautéed with ghee.
The national dish of Egypt. It is a pretty simple dish, made from the staple food of the region. Onions are fried with oil to which rice is added along with macaroni. This is topped with chickpeas, lentils, tomatoes. It is a full vegetarian recipe.
Aush is a cooked soup. Noodles are cooked in tomato broth with legumes, turmeric, chili, lentils, spinach, etc. It can be both veg or non-veg— cooked with meat, preferably beef, or just vegetables. It is garnished with mint leaves and greek yogurt.
These noodles are made with paprika and caraway seeds; this makes the dish special and different. Noodles are served along with minced meat, coriander and sour cream.
23. Kaese Spaetzle
It is the Mac and cheese version of Germany. The noodles are made to be quite cheesy and make up a decent meal. The noodles are mixed with this cheesy sauce and then topped with caramelized onions and herbs.
These are the Russian noodles, in the form of dumplings filled with salted meat such as turkey, pork or veal. They are soupy and served with dill on the top of it. There is no vegetarian version of this.
25. Seviyan Kheer
They are roasted vermicelli. These roasted noodles are added to boiled milk, then dry fruits like almonds, cardamom are added to it. It is sweet in taste and thus, eaten as a dessert.
These were the types of noodles found all over the world. Some noodles are made from rice flour, some from wheat, and others from all-purpose flour. But the cooking method of noodles is the same, to cook them in the steaming water. After this, every culture came up with their own version. Each one of them is unique in its own way.