Noodle Dishes to Inspire You

Mar 19, 2024

As we step into National Noodle Month, we’re not just celebrating the delightful world of noodles; we’re also diving into the latest culinary trends that are making waves in kitchens worldwide. Noodles, with their versatility and ability to harmonize with a myriad of flavors and ingredients, serve as the perfect canvas for culinary experimentation. This month, we’re excited to showcase a selection of noodle dishes that pay homage to tradition and embrace the contemporary palate by incorporating trendy ingredients that capture the imagination of food enthusiasts everywhere.


Asian ingredients and flavors were noted to be popular this year in multiple predictions. Specific food items like mushrooms and veggie-forward dishes have been highlighted as trends for this year. We hope the following noodle dishes will inspire you to whip up something new for your restaurant menu.


Mushroom Mania


Korean Japchae:

Japchae is a traditional Korean dish made with glass noodles (made from sweet potato starch) stir-fried with vegetables and meat. In Mushroom Japchae, mushrooms such as shiitake, oyster, or button mushrooms are added to the stir-fry for extra flavor and texture.


Russian Mushroom Stroganoff:

Stroganoff is a Russian dish typically made with sautéed beef strips served in a sour cream sauce. Mushroom Stroganoff is a vegetarian version that uses mushrooms as the star ingredient.  It is cooked in a rich, creamy sauce and served with egg noodles.


Asian Inspired


Black Sesame Cold Noodle:

Black sesame cold noodle is a refreshing dish of chilled noodles, typically soba or udon, tossed in a savory sauce made with black sesame paste, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. It’s garnished with sliced cucumbers, sesame seeds, and sometimes shredded nori, offering a delightful combination of nutty flavors and textures.


Vietnamese Pho:

A fragrant noodle soup consisting of rice noodles served in a beef or chicken broth flavored with spices like cinnamon, star anise, and cloves. Pho is typically topped with thinly sliced beef or chicken, bean sprouts, Thai basil, lime wedges, and sliced chili peppers.


pho bowl
A bowl of beef pho



Italian Pasta Primavera:

Pasta Primavera is a classic Italian dish that translates to “spring pasta.” It features pasta, spaghetti, or penne, tossed with seasonal vegetables like bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, and asparagus. The dish is often flavored with garlic, olive oil, fresh herbs like basil or parsley, and sometimes a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.


Indian Vegetable Hakka Noodles:

Hakka Noodles is a popular Indo-Chinese dish featuring stir-fried noodles cooked with various vegetables, spices, and sauces. Vegetable Hakka Noodles typically include cabbage, bell peppers, carrots, onions, and sometimes green peas, seasoned with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and chili sauce for a flavorful kick.


Happy National Noodle Month!