Noodles – from Asia to Europe

29 Jul

With ancestry from Northern China, I was brought up on noodles and dumplings.  One of my fondest childhood memories was sitting around the kitchen table with my mom, aunts and grandmother, listening to the women chat about life, while making dumplings together.  I don’t think I’ve ever met a kind of noodle I didn’t like: the Chinese knife-shredded noodle, pho, ramen, lasagna, pierogi, dumpling…


Therefore, I was ecstatic when I read an article about a journalist from China who traced the supposed journey of noodle from China to Europe.  Here’s an interview with the writer Jen-Lin Liu on Bon Appetit: On the Noodle Road.

I’m planning to get the book from the library as soon as possible and read up on her adventures with noodles.  Maybe I’ll even plan a trip following her journey.  Meanwhile, I guess I’ll reminisce some of my favorite noodles from around the world…Image










4 Responses to “Noodles – from Asia to Europe”

  1. myhongkonghusband July 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    pierogi is just a Polish name for dumplings – trust me, I’m Polish 🙂 but I understand your love for them! If I was Chinese I surely would be Norther one – all the dumplings, noodles, buns, it’s my food 🙂 I made last year wonton with my ‘in-laws’ and husband family – it was so fun 🙂 you made me so hungry!

    • mariechao July 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

      I got hungry after posting all the photos too! Thanks for checking out my blog. What kind of wonton did you make? 🙂

      • myhongkonghusband July 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

        just with meat and vieggie paste – wonton pastry was already bought but still for my first time dumpling they didn’t break in a soup – such a success 🙂

  2. Marie July 29, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Wow these pics, especially Parpadelle pasta make me HUNGRY!!

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