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10.6.14 National Noodle Day: Soba Master Tatsuru Rai

In answer to the question “What is Cooking?” Soba master Tatsuru Rai choose to demonstrate making soba noodles by hand. Though he remains silent, the process itself is far from it. His rhythmic movements beat out a precise rhythm, resulting in a kind … Continue reading

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Slurry Noodles

Following our first attempts at making noodles, we came across this video of a street vendor in China preparing sweet potato starch noodles while at the same time demonstrating some lesser understood laws governing non-Newtonian fluids. If you’ve ever mixed cornstarch with water into a slurry … Continue reading

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Homemade Udon Noodles with Asian Greens

While some keep life lists for birding, ours is based on making pasta. With inspiration from Rose’s Vietnamese version, we now can add Japanese udon to our life list as well. Where her noodles utilized a mix of tapioca and … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Cooking: Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Pancakes) & Banh Canh Tom Hum (Udon Noodle Soup)

Much of what we learn while cooking with others is found in the seemingly offhand remarks — this is how it looks, this is how it smells, this is how to tell it’s done. Born and raised in Da Nang, … Continue reading

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