General English


  • A mixture of grain or pulse flour or other starch product with egg and/or water and salt formed into a long flat ribbons of various thicknesses and cross sections. Available in most cuisines. Cooked by boiling, stir-frying or deep-frying and may be soft or dried. Typical names are listed under egg, rice, cellophane, soba, cha-soba, udon, somen, shirataki, bean thread, e-fu, miswa, Shanghai and all the Italian pasta types.


  • plural noun flat strips of pasta