Whats the deal with japanese noodles?

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  1. cashonly

    cashonly Active Member

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    Hello, recently i discovered a japanase market near where i live (Eastern Europe).I tried the noodles and they are very hot. Don't get me wrong, i love them, but why do they must be so hot? Also, tried the sticky rice cookie, it was very good. Hope that the taste resembles the one of fresh cookies (the one i tried was from the fridge).
     
  2. AtomizerZero

    AtomizerZero Intrepid Member

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    In my experience, there's always an alternative that isn't hot. Also, they usually have the spices in a separate sachet. Got any pictures of the packing for the noodles you bought?
     
  3. Gizmo613

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    Because we Asians love spicy food. Its a part of our food culture.
     
  4. dr.slump

    dr.slump Rapidly Rising Member

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    If you think Japanese noodles are hot, you should try noodles from......any other country.
     
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    Look up the Korean spicy noodle challenge. That had me sweating for a good minute or two.
     
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    takeshi385 Mojarra Frita Bandit

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    I had seafood udon for the first time not to long ago and I fell in love with it. I have never had food trigger a memory, but the whole time I am eating this I am remembering when I was a kid sitting on a dock during the rainy part of February fishing. It was awesome.
     
  7. cashonly

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    yes i have:
     

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    Those are all Korean
     
  10. DeChief

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    Hot as in spicy? Japanese noodles aren't spicy in my experience, Japanese aren't as into spicy things as much as other asian cultures.

    And what on earth is a sticky rice cookie?
     
  11. dj898

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    sticky rice cookie? closest thing that comes to mind is mochi but that's not a cookie?

    and instant ramen are pretty much always spicy other than few exception.
    there is cheesy version as well as mild version which is very similar to the Japanese woodon with dashi and all...

    if you want the Japanese ramen go the ramen shop to eat the real thing. :)
    and if you want non spicy one you can always get the instant ramen noodles alone with dashi kit you can make yourself.

    For me since I'm lazy I just use the stuff from shop to make soup and dump the noodles after soaked in boiling water for few minutes... :p
     
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    dr.slump Rapidly Rising Member

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    I'm guessing sticky rice cookies are Korean as well...

    There used to be a "Japanese" supermarket in London run by Koreans, most of the stuff was Korean too.
     
  13. dj898

    dj898 Site Supporter 2015

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    over here they are usually called Asian grocery although you can tell they are Korean from the stuff they are stocking.
    well there's a place called the Tokyo Mart here in Sydney run by Japanese and sell 90% Japanese goods plus mix of Korean and Chinese stuff... :)
     
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    mochi is not a cookie? in the picture i've posted it is mochi indeed. verry good taste.
    the noodles i have acces to, are the ones in the pictures. didnt know they are korean.
     
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    Those are all Korean noodles, not Japanese. Also those are the super spicy noodles they always use in food challenges (although unless you have the 2x spicy, they are not as bad as those YouTubers pretend). I love them, but they are definitely spicy for the sake of being very spicy, not just normal Korean-style noodles.
     
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    So weird how those Korean noodles labeled "THAT'S CRAZY HOT....VOLCANO" are hot. And Japanese to boot.
     
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    Instant ramen is a whole aisle in Korean stores. It's like an American ceral aisle. I love spicy food, but a lot of the ramen is a stomach ache waiting to happen.

    Is anyone else's city going through a ramen renaissance lately? We've had some many new ramen restaurants pop up in thr past year. There used to be few options.
     
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    If you wan't less spicy instant ramen, stay away from korean brands (hard to tell when you don't know but when you learn it's easy to tell korean and japanese text apart). I find korean brands tend to lean more on the spicy route and japanese tends to be less so. Also when korean food says spicy, they aren't lying. =)
     
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    In Brazil there is a imported korean brand called Nongshim, their products are very spicy.
     
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    that's one of the oldest instant ramen maker in S. Korea dating back to 60s/70s?
     

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