Rice noodles are exactly what they sound like: noodles made from rice flour! This is opposed to wheat flour, which dominates western noodles and is the basis for some Asian noodle dishes like yaki soba or chow mein. Thought to originate in southern China almost 2,000 years ago, rice noodles are now a staple in cuisine throughout east and southeast Asia. Popular dishes with rice noodles include pad thai, pad see ew, chow fun, bihun goreng, drunken noodles, pho, and more.
Because of their rice flour base, these noodles are particularly chewy and elastic when compared to their wheat-based counterparts. And, due to the absence of wheat, they’re also naturally gluten free so are a great alternative for people with celiac disease. If you’re looking for rice noodles at Uwajimaya, you can find them in our noodle aisles.