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Noodles On The Brain

Noodles on the brain

It has been far too long since I've had a satisfying bowl of noodles. I'm not talking about pasta here, though cappellini does hold a special place in my heart. Nope, today I'm dreaming of noodles — the slurpy kind, the soupy kind and definitely the spicy kind. The only noodle dish I've ever disliked was the pho my sisters and I made together a while back. After hearing about this dish for months, we decided to give it a go at home. It seems wrong, but the sauce ended up tasting like black licorice. Perhaps we overdid it on the star anise? Regardless, that's the only noodle dish I didn't go back to for seconds.

Offer me any other noodles, and I won't be able to refuse.

With a few more crazy days of work and a wedding to look forward to this weekend, I won't be getting my fix anytime soon. Here are some noodle dishes I'll drool over in the meantime.

(Clockwise from top left)

Stir Fried Singapore Noodles with Garlic Ginger Sauce | Pinch of Yum

Spring Roll in a Bowl | Joy the Baker

Japchae (stir fried noodles with vegetables) | Maangchi

Udon Noodle Soup with Vegetables | Bon Appetit

The TBR List: March 14

At The Table With...Emily Belden, Author of "Eightysixed"