There is much to be said about the humble noodle, most of it positive.  Let’s not forget they kept Kung-Fu Panda’s dad in business for many years.  They are quick, easy, tasty, highly portable, they’ve been around forever so there are rarely any noodle surprises.  They rhyme with the word “oodles”, which is great for marketing if you happen to have an awful lot of them.

There are more that 1,200 types of noodle commonly consumed in China in the present day.  Wow, that’s…loads.