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(Yahoo)   Udon want to believe this but for chewy Japanese noodles try Italy   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2022-09-26 2:43:51 PM  
somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles
 
2022-09-26 6:42:25 PM  
I was expecting to see pici mentioned.  Which is delicious, but impossible to find most places, or ridiculously expensive online:

https://www.the-pasta-project.com/pici-pasta-from-tuscany/
 
2022-09-26 6:44:24 PM  
My first exposure to Udon noodles was watching the Iron Chef for the first time. One chef complained about Udon being the mystery ingredient. The complaint stuck in my subconscious until last year when I tried it for the first time.  Long story short I've been missing out on noodlexcellence.
 
2022-09-26 7:41:47 PM  

Pinnacle Point: My first exposure to Udon noodles was watching the Iron Chef for the first time. One chef complained about Udon being the mystery ingredient. The complaint stuck in my subconscious until last year when I tried it for the first time.  Long story short I've been missing out on noodlexcellence.


I can see complaining about it depending on what else was happening - there's some stuff it'd be pretty damn hard to work in.  Not because it's bad, just because it's noodles
 
2022-09-26 8:54:02 PM  

Pinnacle Point: My first exposure to Udon noodles was watching the Iron Chef for the first time. One chef complained about Udon being the mystery ingredient. The complaint stuck in my subconscious until last year when I tried it for the first time.  Long story short I've been missing out on noodlexcellence.


buckwheat noodles of the gods, is what I call them.
 
2022-09-26 9:06:42 PM  
This thread seems as appropriate as any to air my udon grievance.

My daughter and I would go to a Japanese restaurant that served a good tempura udon.  As covid went on, they raised their prices like many other restaurants did.  But they also changed it to only giving one tempura shrimp instead of 2 tempura shrimp.

I found that to be unforgivable and have not gone back.
 
2022-09-26 11:37:37 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles


I knew someone who would boil noodles for an hour, absolute minimum 20 minutes. She said they tasted "raw" otherwise. And ONLY put butter on them, because anything else didn't taste good or was too spicy (salt was too spicy for her). I figured she just wanted to eat paste with additional steps.
 
2022-09-26 11:39:45 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: SoundOfOneHandWanking: somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles

I knew someone who would boil noodles for an hour, absolute minimum 20 minutes. She said they tasted "raw" otherwise. And ONLY put butter on them, because anything else didn't taste good or was too spicy (salt was too spicy for her). I figured she just wanted to eat paste with additional steps.


Gross!
 
2022-09-26 11:41:03 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: SoundOfOneHandWanking: somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles

I knew someone who would boil noodles for an hour, absolute minimum 20 minutes. She said they tasted "raw" otherwise. And ONLY put butter on them, because anything else didn't taste good or was too spicy (salt was too spicy for her). I figured she just wanted to eat paste with additional steps.


Good, that's the only way to deal with someone like that, make them part of your past life, and a warning for your future self.
 
2022-09-27 12:17:44 AM  

luna1580: Duck_of_Doom: SoundOfOneHandWanking: somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles

I knew someone who would boil noodles for an hour, absolute minimum 20 minutes. She said they tasted "raw" otherwise. And ONLY put butter on them, because anything else didn't taste good or was too spicy (salt was too spicy for her). I figured she just wanted to eat paste with additional steps.

Gross!


I'll admit to doing redneck cacio y pepe from time to time - whatever noodles I have with a ridiculous shiatload of butter, some random dry Italian cheese, and a shiatload of pepper.  But even I'm not cooking the damn noodles for an hour or just having them with butter.  I mean if people want to I'm not gonna stop them but... ew
 
2022-09-27 12:40:29 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: luna1580: Duck_of_Doom: SoundOfOneHandWanking: somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles

I knew someone who would boil noodles for an hour, absolute minimum 20 minutes. She said they tasted "raw" otherwise. And ONLY put butter on them, because anything else didn't taste good or was too spicy (salt was too spicy for her). I figured she just wanted to eat paste with additional steps.

Gross!

I'll admit to doing redneck cacio y pepe from time to time - whatever noodles I have with a ridiculous shiatload of butter, some random dry Italian cheese, and a shiatload of pepper.  But even I'm not cooking the damn noodles for an hour or just having them with butter.  I mean if people want to I'm not gonna stop them but... ew


i have an aversion to pasty/gluey foods (like grits and oatmeal unless i'm hiking) and hour-cooked pasta sounds VERY gross to me
 
2022-09-27 12:47:50 AM  

luna1580: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: luna1580: Duck_of_Doom: SoundOfOneHandWanking: somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles

I knew someone who would boil noodles for an hour, absolute minimum 20 minutes. She said they tasted "raw" otherwise. And ONLY put butter on them, because anything else didn't taste good or was too spicy (salt was too spicy for her). I figured she just wanted to eat paste with additional steps.

Gross!

I'll admit to doing redneck cacio y pepe from time to time - whatever noodles I have with a ridiculous shiatload of butter, some random dry Italian cheese, and a shiatload of pepper.  But even I'm not cooking the damn noodles for an hour or just having them with butter.  I mean if people want to I'm not gonna stop them but... ew

i have an aversion to pasty/gluey foods (like grits and oatmeal unless i'm hiking) and hour-cooked pasta sounds VERY gross to me


Yep - that's past Chef Boyardee levels of pasta texture going on - that's never anywhere I want to be or even be able to see it's house from there
 
2022-09-27 10:34:33 AM  

MrSplifferton: Duck_of_Doom: SoundOfOneHandWanking: somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles

I knew someone who would boil noodles for an hour, absolute minimum 20 minutes. She said they tasted "raw" otherwise. And ONLY put butter on them, because anything else didn't taste good or was too spicy (salt was too spicy for her). I figured she just wanted to eat paste with additional steps.

Good, that's the only way to deal with someone like that, make them part of your past life, and a warning for your future self.


Oh you have no idea. The noodle thing was only the mid-tier psycho behavior.

I do sometimes wonder what boiled noodles like that would be like, but not enough to sacrifice my humanity by eating it. Noodles in soup is one thing, but even then it's not the same preparation.
 
2022-09-27 2:30:46 PM  
Al dente isn't a "technique" stupid article.  It's literally just a doneness level.  Like "rare".  Do you call "rare" a technique?
 
2022-09-27 7:40:54 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: MrSplifferton: Duck_of_Doom: SoundOfOneHandWanking: somebody just figured out that they shouldn't overcook their noodles

I knew someone who would boil noodles for an hour, absolute minimum 20 minutes. She said they tasted "raw" otherwise. And ONLY put butter on them, because anything else didn't taste good or was too spicy (salt was too spicy for her). I figured she just wanted to eat paste with additional steps.

Good, that's the only way to deal with someone like that, make them part of your past life, and a warning for your future self.

Oh you have no idea. The noodle thing was only the mid-tier psycho behavior.

I do sometimes wonder what boiled noodles like that would be like, but not enough to sacrifice my humanity by eating it. Noodles in soup is one thing, but even then it's not the same preparation.


I've done it by accident twice with dry pasta.  Once I got an emergency phone call and did not care, once I was pretty wasted and literally got distracted.  Hey, she was cute - don't judge ;p   You end up (or at least I ended up with) some mostly intact pasta that has a consistency like noodles that have been in soup/stew/whatever but worse.  Pretty much any real pressure they break/shred/turn into paste.  The water is a murky soup of starch from the noodles that did basically disintegrate with little clumps of them floating about or sticking to the ones.  Unless you really, REALLY dig on canned pasta ala Chef Boyardee but found it a little tough, you're right you don't want to go there

/not done it personally, but been told when you do it with fresh pasta you either get leather or it disintegrates into bits
//luckily I tend to use too much water for pasta so I didn't boil the pot dry in either of the above examples
///no, in neither case did I try it - that shiat went in the trash
 
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