7 Best Japanese Dishes for People Who Love Noodles
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7 Best Japanese Dishes for People Who Love Noodles

Japanese food never fails to deliver a delightful, at the very least, experience. Eating in Japan or anywhere that serves authentic Japanese cuisine is something that everyone should experience. It is easy to fall in love not just with the taste, aroma, and flavors that come with every dish not to mention the attention to detail that goes in preparing every meal or treat. For the uninitiated, the wide array of choices can be mind-boggling. From the iconic sushi to yakitori and everything in between, Japan’s culinary delights are waiting to be explored and savored. And if you love noodles, here are some of the best Japanese dishes that you need to try.

Hiyashi chūka
Hiyashi chūka
What is it: Hiyashi chūka is a cold noodle dish. It consists of thin, yellow noodles served with toppings like bean sprouts, cucumber, chicken or ham, eggs, and sauce. This chilled noodle dish is delicious and refreshing. It is a tasty and filling meal, especially during the summer.

Ramen
ramen
What is it: Ramen is made with Chinese-style, thin wheat noodles. It is served with a hot meat-based broth and comes with different toppings. It is one of Japan’s famous and must-try dishes. Ramen comes in different types like curry, miso, shio (salt), shōyu (soy sauce), and tonkotsu (pork broth). Toppings vary and usually include bean sprouts, boiled egg, chāshū (barbecued or braised pork), corn, kakuni (braised pork), menma (bamboo shoots), nori (dried seaweed), spring onions, and more.

Soba
zaru soba
What is it: Soba is buckwheat noodles. The thin noodles are made from buckwheat flour. It is served either hot or cold. Zaru soba refers to the cold soba noodles which are served with a dipping sauce.

Sōmen
Sōmen
What is it: Sōmen refers to the very thin Japanese wheat noodle dish served cold and comes with a dipping sauce. The noodles may also be ordered hot (nyumen).

Udon
Udon
What is it: Udon is thick and white Japanese wheat noodles. They are usually chewy in texture and may be used in hot (kake udon) or cold (zaru udon) dishes.

Yaki soba
yakisoba
What is it: Yaki soba is stir-fried buckwheat noodles. It is widely available in many food stalls across Japan.

Yaki udon
yaki udon
What is it: Yaki udon is stir-fried thick, white udon noodles served with a special sauce and prepared using ingredients that include vegetables and a choice of meat.

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What To Look Forward In Naples

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Italy’s third-largest municipality is not just home to the fallen city of Pompeii and the city’s resident volcano: Mount Vesuvius. It’s also not just home to the grand cathedral of Duomo di Napoli and the city’s patron saint: Saint Januarius. It’s even not just home to the primeval castle of Castel Nuovo and the city’s first king: Charles 1.

Ladies and gentlemen, here’s a short list on what to look forward in Naples:

Pizza

Believe it or not, pizza has been around for centuries. One early pizza recipe known to man is the Neapolitan pizza or pizza Napoletana, which is topped with San Marzano tomatoes and Mozzarella Campana cheese. And yes, you guessed it – it was first made in Naples. Other variants of this special kind of pizza include the Pizza Marinara, which is made of tomatoes, garlic slices, and oregano leaves; and the Pizza Margherita, which is made of Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and basil leaves.

Wine

Wine is another thing to look forward in Naples due to its glasses being exclusively offered with pairings such as cheese and other gourmet dishes. Even more so, wine tours in Naples consist of two parts: seeing how wine is truly made and experiencing what wine is truly made of. Some of the best vineyards to go for in Naples include the Cantina del Vesuvio in Trecase and the Cantine degli Astroni in Napoli, both of which also offer restaurant services.

Whether you’re up for a new kind of pizza or even just for anything like the Chateau de Beaucastel Wine, Naples has it all.

How about you?

Do you like eating pizza? Do you like drinking wine?

Have you ever been to Naples for pizza and wine? How did it go for you?

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