Noodle is one of the most well-known foods that many countries have. The food made of the batter wheat flour in the very small roll, dried and cooked in the boiled water is one of the most popular foods in Asia. There are so many kinds of noodle in Asia, such as La mian noodle from china, Ramen noodle from Japan, Udon noodle from Japan, Soba noodle from Japan, Mee pok, He fen, pho noodle (Vietnam), soun, bihun that popular from Singapore, Idiyappam from India, Dotori Gusku from Korea, etc. Noodle developes as the most popular food around the world.
The History of Noodle
The origin of noodle is still debatable. However, so many opinions point out that China is the first country to produce noodle in addition to any other countries in the Middle East, which also produced noodle. There are also the old notes, which prove that noodle was first made by Han Dynasty in China in 25-200. Then, it is found the oldest noodle has been 4000 years old in the middle of the 2005, in China.
Noodle is the symbol of long life according to Chinese. The form of the noodle, which is long and unbreakable, represents the hope for long life. Therefore, serving noodle in the special occasion like birthday party and new years is a must for many Chinese people.
Meanwhile, in Japan, noodle becomes the companion of drinking tea. The tradition of drinking tea becomes an art in Japan. Noodle becomes the most important food after the World War II ends. Noodle has become the substitute of the main food when the lack of food in Japan. That is why; noodle becomes so important food nowadays.
From Noodle to Pasta
So many people argue that noodle comes from Pasta, so that many opinions come up that Italy was the first country to produce noodle. However, so many historians believe that noodle comes from China. It was brought to Italy by Marco Polo that has visited China around 13th century and fell in love with the food. Then, Marco polo combines the Italian food with noodle. The opinion that noodle did not come from Italy is that noodle had not become the main food of Italian until the 17th and 18th century. On the development, noodle brought by Macro polo has turned into pasta.
Pasta comes from Italian language “Pasta Alimentare” that means batter food ingredients that refer to the kinds of food like noodle. Pasta is sold in the form of dry pasta. There are so many kinds of pasta, which range in form and size. The variations of pasta include spaghetti, fettuccine, penne, farfalle, etc. Pasta has developed in not only Europe, but also America, Asia, Africa and Australia.
Nowadays, pasta is served in many variations of food and becomes the favorite of many people. This food is sold in many big, high-class restaurants in many countries in the world. Noodle and pasta have the same derivation, but they have their own characteristics and variations.
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