International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

International Pasta and Noodle Recipes

Pasta drying on a rack

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Common lore has Marco Polo bringing pasta west from China in the 13th century. Yet forms of pasta and noodles have existed not just in Asia, but also Europe and the Middle East for a long, long time.

These days, the word "pasta" usually means the Italian type made with durum wheat semolina. Other pastas are made with buckwheat or whole wheat flour. The Chinese make noodles using wheat and rice flour, and even mung bean starch, sweet potato starch and millet.

International Pasta and Noodle Recipes

Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow Recipe (Malaysian Singaporean stir-fried rice noodles with shrimp)

(Malaysian Singaporean stir-fried rice noodles with shrimp)

Couscous

Couscous and kebabs

(North African steamed pasta grains)

Curry Laksa

Curry Laksa Recipe (Malaysian, Singaporean coconut curried noodle soup)

(Malaysian, Singaporean coconut curried noodle soup)

Jap Chae

Jap Chae Recipe (Korean mixed vegetable and noodle stir fry)

(Korean mixed vegetable and noodle stir fry)

Kushari

Egyptian kushari restaurant

(Egyptian pasta, rice and lentils with tomato sauce)

Mee Krob

Mee Krob Recipe (Thai fried noodles in sweet-sour sauce)

(Thai fried noodles in sweet-sour sauce)

Mie Goreng

Mie Goreng (Indonesian stir-fried noodles with vegetables)

(Indonesian stir-fried noodles with vegetables)

Pad Thai

Pad Thai Recipe (Thai stir-fried rice noodles)

(Thai stir-fried rice noodles)

Pancit Bihon

Pancit Bihon Recipe (Filipino stir-fried rice noodles with meat and vegetables)

(Filipino stir-fried rice noodles with meat and vegetables)

Pho Bo

Pho Bo (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

(Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

Reshteh Polo

Bag of basmati rice

(Persian aromatic rice and noodle pilaf layered with meat)