It has been a long weekend and by the end of it all I could think about was getting a steaming hot bowl of noodles (mmmm pho). Which brings me to this weeks QOTD. In your opinion, what is the difference between noodles and pasta?
My Grandmother used to call macaroni “noodles”, so maybe it’s in the eye of the beholder. Personally when I think noodles I think of stringy foods such as lo mein, pancit, or even spaghetti. You know what I mean? I also think that noodles can come made with any kind of flour. I am quite partial to rice noodles personally. When I think pasta I am thinking about Italian food only.
I decided to google this one. “According to the standards published by the National Pasta Association, noodles must contain at least 5.5% egg solids by weight. Noodles can be added to soups and casseroles while pasta can be made a complete meal with addition of a few vegetables. Pasta is much lighter and, under Italian law, can only be made with durum wheat.“ – Diffen
Okay so I guess I wasn’t completely wrong there… who would have guessed there were such strict guidelines in regards to noodles… um… pasta? Well you know what I mean. At any rate, QOTD aren’t about fact… they are about opinions. Leave your opinion on the question at hand below.
In your opinion, what is the difference between noodles and pasta? You tell me!