world is getting smaller: widespread migration, increased travel and
trade have taken a wide variety of foods across country and continent
boundaries with some, such as noodles, gaining increasing acceptability
outside their native lands.
Oriental noodles have been
consumed for thousands of years and remain an important aspect in the
diet of many Asians. Eaten hot and cold, noodles are used in soups,
salads, stir fries and recipe dishes. They are manufactured in many
shapes, widths and lengths. Whilst many are available worldwide in fresh
and dried form, others noodle types are only found in Asian markets.