Noodles have played a significant part in Asian lives for thousands of years, but only recently did it manage to get its own holiday.
A noteworthy holiday: National Noodle Day, which occurs on Oct. 6, celebrates noodles in all their various shapes and forms.
A noodle stand specializing in a spicy recipe from northwestern China has now captivated taste buds in Los Angeles.
Bang Bang Noodles, located in Highland Park, has seen people line up for its famous “biang biang mian” for hours — to the point of bowls selling out even before it opens.
The track was a riff on a previous impromptu rap he performed for noodle shop patrons as part of a variety show episode that aired in 2017. According to Sixth Tone, Wu was widely mocked by netizens for the original lyrics that go: “Look at the noodle, it’s long and thick — just like the bowl, which is big and round.”
Foreigners apparently find the noodle slurping custom in Japan to be quite disturbing that some have even expressed that the sound would put them off from sitting next to someone.
In a morning Japanese news show “Tokudane!” via Matome Naver, the hosts talk about “noodle harassment,” or as they call it in Japan nuuhara, which is short for nuudoru harasumento.
A homeless man who turned his life around to become one of Japan’s top club hosts has inspired others in the booming industry.
Akaya Kunugi is regarded as the No. 1 host at Acqua Group, one of Japan’s most popular host clubs. He works at the company’s main branch in Kabukichō, its largest in the country.
Chinese social media is buzzing with a viral video showing a woman getting accidentally hit in her eyes by a flying noodle during a “performance” at a hotpot chain.
The clip, which was titled “The worst thing that could happen while eating Hai Di Lao has come true” and believed to have been taken at a popular hotpot chain in Hunan province, China, was first posted online on Tuesday, May 22. It has now been watched over 1.3 million times on Facebook.
A group of vandals decided to cook instant noodles at the Great Wall of China on Dec. 9, damaging some of the country’s cultural relics in the process.
The incident was witnessed by a volunteer who saw smoke coming from the Great Wall’s Panlong Mountain section.
Japan has come up with a way to eliminate the sound of noodle slurping by creating a hi-tech fork that works with a smartphone to mask the food noises.
While numerous Japanese citizens prefer to keep their noodle-slurping habits, instant noodle company Nissin has created Otohiko, a bulky-looking fork similar to an electric toothbrush albeit with a utensil on its tip instead.
The Loving Heart Tofu restaurant in Zunyi, Guizhou Province, China has been offering free noodles and breakfast to streets sweepers, soldiers and the elderly since it opened its doors in October 2015, warming the hearts of netizens in the process.
Restaurant owner Sun Zhiwen claims he’s “an ordinary businessman” who just wants “more people to feel the same warmth and kindness that I was given while growing up poor.”
A Thai restaurant in Florida tried to make a daring man regret his decision after he requested for his meal to be “extra spicy.” Hawkers Asian Street Fare in Jacksonville certainly proved that they mean business when it comes to spicy food.
Logan Doan considers himself someone who has a considerable tolerance for any mouth-burning dish, so he ordered an “extra spicy” pad Thai last week, and came home with a receipt with the word spicy printed a staggering 17 times.
A shop in Taipei, Taiwan is serving beef noodle soup that’s being touted as the world’s most expensive, but its ingredients just might make it worth its extravagant price.
Founded in 1990 by Wang Tsung Yuan, Niu Ba Ba doesn’t serve your average noodle dish since the price for their noodles starts at a hefty 480 New Taiwan Dollars ($16).
A Chinese street cleaner has reportedly been sacrificing his meals over the past seven years, eating only noodles and steamed buns, to save enough money to help fulfill his daughter’s dream of becoming a gymnast.
The dedicated father, identified as 49-year-old Hou Yanwei, spoke about his daughter’s aspirations in a video interview posted on Tencent.com. “My biggest dream is that my daughter will make the national team,” Hou was quoted as saying.