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Curry Abura Ramen from Tokyo Belly. The vivid black color of the black noodles sometimes comes from ink harvested from squid or cuttlefish, and other times from charcoal. (instagram.com/eat.time.story/File)
Whether served with a tangle of octopus rings, or given a spicy twist with a sauce of Italian peppers and sausages, there’s no question that black noodles are seriously trending on local restaurant menus.
What is it about this dish that makes it such a favorite of chefs and customers alike? Is it the dramatic color or the briny flavor of the noodles themselves?
The vivid black color of the black noodles sometimes comes from ink harvested from squid or cuttlefish, and other times from charcoal. Apparently, both squid ink and activated charcoal are highly nutritious when consumed, making black noodles one a trendy dish that is actually healthy for your body.
If you want to jump onto this particular food trend wagon, here are some of the best choices to get your hands on.
Here you can enjoy black noodles in the form of ramen. The Curry Abura Ramen from Tokyo Belly deserves praise for being both tasty and fresh, infused with activated charcoal in every ramen strand. This ramen is served dry with truffle oil, completed with prawns, squid and clams as toppings, as well as curry sauce. Served on a hot stone plate, this ramen sizzles when brought to your table, adding great sensuality to the dish.
You can choose what type of noodle you want when you’re dining in at Noodle Inc. From noodle colors, vegetables, toppings to broths, here you can customize your own noodle dish. Our suggestion, don’t forget to get your hands on their freshly made black Mie Tarik. The subtlety of the activated charcoal blends nicely with the various toppings and broths, adding an extra punch to your usual noodle experience.
If you’re in the mood for something a little bit more “street,” don’t hesitate to try Bakmi Caca’s black noodle menu. Infused with activated charcoal, this noodle dish is the perfect collision between luxury and street food. Served in traditional chicken noodle style, complete with shredded chicken, scallions and fried dumpling, you’ll find yourself feeling at home while enjoying this simple dish.
Mie Ireng Dori from The People’s Café is also a must-try dish for those wanting to dive into the black noodle trend. Translating as Dory Black Noodle, this tasty dish is served dry with oil-based noodles, served along with a battered and fried dory. If you like a bit spice in your noodles, don’t forget to add a bit chili oil for the perfect combination of flavors. (kes)
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