It’s hard not love noodles of any kind, whether they’re skinny like vermicelli or plump like udon, irrespective of the ingredient they’re made of, such as wheat, rice, buckwheat, quinoa or even healthy kelp from the ocean. But here’s how you can make the best of this easy-to-cook kitchen staple, and it doesn’t have to be prepared only in an Asian style recipe.

Simply experiment with different elements such as fresh vegetables, herbs and of course, some protein of your choice, and add dipping sauces and spices to create a healthy, often portable and super refreshing meal that gives you plenty of energy and satisfies even the pickiest palate. All you have to do is chill it before you eat it.

Helpful Tip: Instead of chilling noodles in the fridge where they might clump together and taste awful, not to mention the terrible texture of gunky noodles, try using an ice bath to float the final product in a metal bowl. Prepare to be amazed with the results. You might have stumbled upon just the thing to make muggy, warm days a bit more bearable.

Here are some recipes for noodle dishes that taste fantastic even when cold:

  1. Chilled Soba Noodles With Sesame Vinaigrette
  2. Pork With Cold Rice Noodles
  3. Cambodian Stir Fried Tofu With Amchur
  4. Spicy Soba Noodles With Creamy Tangy Tahini Dressing
  5. Gluten-Free Kelp Noodles With Grilled Shrimp
  6. Cellophane Noodles With Peaches & Cress
  7. Tahini Noodles
  8. Sesame Tahini Sauce With Onions Over Udon
  9. Soba Noodles In A Basket
  10. Vegetable Lo Mein Noodles

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Simona is a journalist who has worked with several leading publications in India over the last 17 years, writing on lifestyle topics and the arts, besides interviewing celebrities. She made the switch to public relations and headed the division as PR Manager at ITC Hotels’ flagship property, the ITC Grand Chola, but has since returned to her first love, journalism. Now she writes on food, which she is sincerely passionate about and wellness, which she finds fascinating and full of surprises. When she isn’t writing, she is busy playing the role of co-founder and communications director of The Bicycle Project, a six-year-old charity initiative that empowers tribal children in rural areas, while addressing the issue of urban waste.