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Little Thumbs Up is a cooking and baking monthly bloghop event started by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY . I'll be hosting this month's event and the theme is pasta / noodles .
Pasta is a noodle basically made from semolina or durum wheat flour ( some used all-purpose flour or other grains ) and water or egg . These ingredients are kneaded , either by machine or by hand , to form a dough , the dough is then rolled then cut into variety of shapes and sizes . Pasta comes in dried or fresh form . It is often served with different kind of sauces .
Asian Noodles are made the same way as pasta but with different ingredients . Some are made with rice flour , wheat flour , buckwheat flour , mung beans , potato starch , to name a few . Noodles are typically served with hot or cold broth but some can be used for stir-fry dishes .
Growing up , I only knew spaghetti as spaghetti and macaroni as macaroni and never refer to them as pasta . Bihon or rice noodles is the only noodles that I knew . We only served spaghetti with meat sauce , tomato sauce with ground pork or beef and we used macaroni for salad . Before , whenever spaghetti or macaroni is mentioned , I associated it with Italy and noodles well , China , of course lol
Here are some common types of pasta :
Squid ink spaghetti
Capellini or angel hair pasta
Farfalle or bow ties
Orecchiette , it resembles a small ear
Conchiglie or shells / seashells pasta
Fusilli or corkscrew-shaped pasta
Check out more @ Wiki
Asian noodles :
Rice sticks/noodles or mee hon / bee hon
Thick rice noodles or ho fun
Vermicelli / Cellophane noodles or fun see / fan si
Dangmyeon or Korean cellophane/glass noodles
Check out this article re Asian noodles at Serious Eats
Below are some pasta and noodles that I have on hand .
This event will start on January 6th , Tuesday . So please join us , simply cook/bake any recipe with the theme of the month , which is pasta/noodles and link with us at this post .
1 . All pasta / noodle dish submission must be a current post , from January 1st until the end of the month .
2 . Please mention Little Thumbs Up in your post and link back to Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids , Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and yours truly , Anne / My Bare Cupboard .
3 . Posting the event's badge , get it here , on your post will be nice as well .
Do check out the delicious and drool-worthy submission below , just follow the link !