For their pasta issue, the newly revived Gourmet, at Gourmet.com and on a GourmetLive App asked me to write about my favorite Asian noodles and I was thrilled! One of my favorite dishes from my student days living in Taiwan many years ago was Cinnamon Beef Noodles and it became my surefire remedy to chase away homesickness. (BTW, there is a newly updated and GREAT recipe for Cinnamon Beef Noodles in my new book, Simple Asian Meals).
Later, when I wrote book Asian Noodles, I became an Asian noodle-holic and I spent about four years traveling all over Asia for my research. I spent even more time in Japan because I became addicted to soba and udon.
I decided it would be particularly useful to do an accompanying video and the topic is so popular that I couldn’t resist reposting the video with a variety of Asian noodle recipes.