If rice isn't your thing, then noddles will be the next best thing (though we think both are essential). This versatile ingredient will be the basis of many delicious dishes and super quick to make too - whether it's your go to stir fry or that warm bowl of noodle soup.
And let's not forget the infamous two minute noodles - no Asian household would be without a packet of these! But don't let this humble yet world famous item fool you. We recommend 'zhuzhing' up your noodles with an egg, or sprinkle with fresh shallots, dried seaweed or an extra helping of dried shrimp!