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From Lo Mein to Lasagna: Noodles of the World Quiz
by Staff
Noodles have been around for centuries. How well do you know your soba from spaghetti? Take the quiz to see!

These dense and chewy noodles are often the centerpiece for hot Asian soups and brothy casseroles or the base of a large bowl of meat with vegetable toppings.

  • udon
  • ramen
  • lo mein

True or false: Asian noodles can be made with rice, yam and mung bean.

  • true
  • false

What type of Italian pasta is also known as bow-tie?

  • farfalle
  • fusilli
  • rotini

What type of pasta is traditionally made from potato, egg and flour?

  • gnocchi
  • soba
  • chow mein

This Japanese buckwheat noodle is full of protein and fiber.

  • wonton
  • soba
  • lo mein

What noodle means "little ear" in Italian?

  • tripolini
  • orecchiette
  • ravioli

What type of Chinese noodles become translucent when cooked?

  • yaka mein
  • rice noodles
  • cellophane noodles

What pasta is shaped like big tubes and ideal for chunky vegetable sauces?

  • penne
  • rigatoni
  • elbow macaroni

These Chinese noodles have a chewiness that comes from the addition of egg in the dough.

  • yaka mein
  • wonton
  • lo mein

True or false: Orzo is a rice, not a pasta.

  • true
  • false

What wide ribbon of egg pasta is normally used with gamey ragus?

  • pappardelle
  • lasagna
  • mafalda

What tiny pasta is traditionally used in both Italian and Turkish soups?

  • anellini
  • pastini
  • alphabet

True or false: Lo mein noodles are usually never stir-fried.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Rice vermicelli is usually sold in dry hard bunches bent in half.

  • true
  • false

What popular stir-fried rice noodle dish is commonly served as a street food and at casual local eateries in Thailand?

  • pad thai
  • mi rebus
  • thukpa

The popular Vietnamese noodle dish pho contains what type of noodles?

  • rice noodles
  • ramen
  • soba

What soft egg noodle is used in cuisines of southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary?

  • spatzle
  • dumplings
  • schnitzel

What type of Chinese egg noodles are typically stir-fried with sliced vegetables, meats and other seasonings?

  • lo mein
  • mee pok
  • yaka mein

True or false: Pho (broth with meat, noodles and herbs) is a national staple in Korea.

  • true
  • false

Drunken noodles (phat khi mao) is a dish of stir-fried wide rice noodles popular in what country?

  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Singapore

What Italian pasta is shaped like thick spaghetti but thicker and hollow in the center?

  • manicotti
  • riccioli
  • bucatini

This Italian ring-shaped pasta is typically stuffed with meat, cheese or vegetables.

  • ravioli
  • tortellini
  • conchiglie

In what country did ramen noodles originate?

  • China
  • Japan
  • Vietnam

True or false: According to Italian law, only durum wheat can be used to make pasta in Italy.

  • true
  • false

Sevai noodles are a type of rice vermicelli popular in what country?

  • Southern India
  • Indonesia
  • Korea

True or false: Noodles are classified based on the primary ingredient used in making them.

  • true
  • false

True or false: In 2005, a 4,000-year-old bowl of noodles was found in Italy.

  • true
  • false

This Malaysian noodle is often served in soup with dried anchovies, pork, mushrooms and leafy vegetables.

  • mee hoon
  • wonton
  • pan mee

True or false: Japanese shirataki noodles are low in calories and carbs.

  • true
  • false

What Korean buckwheat noodles are similar to Japanese soba noodles?

  • hobak guksu
  • memil guksu
  • milguksu