Tuesday, April 25, 2017

U is for UDON NOODLES AND UGLI FRUIT #AtoZChallenge

FOOD FOR THOUGHT
My daily #AtoZ posts combine two concepts in under-300-words per day:
an appealing food choice along with thoughts that spring to mind.
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Udon Noodles Stir-fry

"What's the difference between Udon, Soba, and Rice noodles?" I wanted to know. After trying all three, it didn't take long to decide I didn't like long-rice noodles. To me, it was like eating rubbery cellophane and probably the reason I never order chicken long-rice.
Soba noodles are made of wheat flour and have square surfaces, odd for someone who grew up in the Great Lakes area eating plain ol' white-flour spaghetti. 
This brings me to Udon noodles, much closer in shape to spaghetti. But I prefer angel hair spaghetti,  and Udon noodles are "fat" in comparison. They're fine in a good stir-fry, though, using plenty of vegetables, soy sauce, and adding onion and ginger to taste.
Noodles come with their own personalities. Shell noodles, for instance, blend well in a cold tuna salad. Bohemian goulash needs fat egg noodles; chicken soup requires finely cut, homemade egg noodles. My mother, and her mother, always made chili with elbow macaroni noodles. I thought it an odd tradition to serve rice with chili. Now I often eat it with rice, or even polenta.
What is your favorite noodle dish?
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Ugli Fruit
It is no wonder people refer to the Ugli as an ugly fruit. Not nice, just understandable.
Grapefruit, Orange, Tangerine Fruit
The Ugli is a Jamaican form of the tangelo, which in turn is a cross between a grapefruit, an orange, and a tangerine. Why anyone felt a need to create a hybrid of these three fruits is beyond me. Especially when the result was, well, an Ugli fruit. I would much prefer to experience each of these fruits separately.
 
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4 comments:

  1. I have heard of this, never seen it. Interesting!

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  2. I agree about the fruit. I like them just as they are. As for noodles, I don't use them often, though I think I know the one you say tastes like cellophane. I mostly have rice with my stir fries. But for pasta, I like fettuccine, perhaps with a nice mushroom and onion sauce...

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  3. I've never heard of Ugli! Not sure I would like it either. Noodles on the other hand, I love! I can eat pretty much any version except for the crispy ones. Find those not quite as appetising.

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  4. Well, although I'm Italian, I like all those sort of noodles. I'm an experimental eater ;-)

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