Monthly Archives: January 2007

Vegetable Chow Mein

Chow mein uses wider and sometimes shorter noodles than lo mein. The amount and varieties of vegetables can be varied. Before starting to stir-fry, have all the vegetables cut and ready. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.

Indonesian Noodles (Bakmi Goreng)

This Indonesian-style noodle dish, embellished with sprouts, baked tofu, and peanuts, is a great choice when you long for something slightly exotic yet easy to prepare.

Udon Noodles with Spinach-Miso Pesto

This fusion pasta dish — the Asian flavor of miso with the bell peppers, tomatoes, and olives of Italian cuisine — makes a luscious warm-weather meal. Serve with fresh corn on the cob and a bountiful salad of greens and tomatoes.

Vietnamese-Style Bean-Thread Noodles

Here’s a deliciously offbeat, light Asian-style noodle dish. Bean-thread noodles, which have a delightful texture, are available in natural foods stores, Asian groceries, and even some well-stocked supermarkets.

Asian Noodles

Authentic Asian noodles to make them with are easy to find these days. Ten years ago, soba, udon, bean-thread and rice stick noodles, among others, were rare finds. Now, many well-stocked supermarkets carry them. Here’s a brief lexicon of the most commonly used varieties.