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So Many Noodles
There are many kinds of noodle dishes consumed in Japan. Identifying each one can be tricky. Here is a visual guide to help you sort through it all.Continue to 2 of 20 below.
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Shoyu ramen is ramen noodle in soy sauce-flavored soup.Continue to 3 of 20 below.
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Ramen noodles in miso based soup are called miso ramen.Continue to 4 of 20 below.
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Ramen noodle is served in a salt-flavored soup with toppings such as corn.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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Tonkotsu means pork bones in Japanese. Ramen noodles are served in tonkotsu-based soup.Continue to 6 of 20 below.
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Hiyashi Chuka is like a noodle salad and is eaten during the summer in Japan. Toppings and dressings vary.Continue to 7 of 20 below.
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Hiyashi Chuka Noodles with Sesame-Flavored Dressing
This is a variation of basic hiyashi chuka and is served with sesame flavored dressing (goma-dare).Continue to 8 of 20 below.
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Cold somen (thin wheat noodles) are served with dipping soup and toppings.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Somen noodles in hot soup are usually called nyumen.Continue to 10 of 20 below.
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Yakisoba noodles are stir-fried with meat and vegetables and seasoned with sauce.Continue to 11 of 20 below.
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This is a crunchy kind of yakisoba (fried noodles) served with a thick sauce.Continue to 12 of 20 below.
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Udon noodles served in hot soup and topped with seasoned aburaage (fried bean curd) are called kitsune udon.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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Yaki udon is stir-fried udon noodle similar to yakisoba.Continue to 14 of 20 below.
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Zaru soba is cold buckwheat noodle spooned onto a bamboo plate (zaru). It's served with dipping soup and some toppings.Continue to 15 of 20 below.
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Tsukimi soba is hot soba (buckwheat noodles) with a raw egg topping.Continue to 16 of 20 below.
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The sauce is simply poured over boiled udon (thick wheat noodles). It's served with various toppings, such as grated daikon radishes and grated ginger.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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Miso Nikomi Udon
Miso nikomi udon is a hot udon noodle dish simmered in miso-based soup.Continue to 18 of 20 below.
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Udon noodle is served in hot curry soup.Continue to 19 of 20 below.
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Dipping noodles are generally called tsukemen. Chilled ramen noodles are served with dipping soup and toppings on the side.Continue to 20 of 20 below.
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This salad is made with udon noodles and various toppings.