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Warm Up with Quick and Comfy Asian-Style Noodle Bowls

Cup your hands around a warm bowl of Asian-style noodles and breathe in the spicy steam. There now, don't you feel better?

Chinese Dan Dan Noodle Bowl

Chinese Dan Dan Noodle Bowl | Photo by Meredith

Try this recipe: Spicy Tan Tan Soup (Tantanmen or Dan Dan Noodles)

Asian-style noodle bowls take comfort food to a whole new world of flavor with exotic spices, pastes, and sauces. Yes, you may have to hunt down some specialty ingredients at an Asian grocery, but thanks to the miracle of technology, you can order just about anything online at a site like

The beauty of these bowls is that you can change up the proteins, add or subtract vegetables, and use any kind of noodles you want. In fact, Asian-style noodle bowls are a smart way to turn leftovers into flavorful new meals. They're time-savers, too: All of these recipes can be ready in 40 minutes or less.

Are they as "authentic" as what you'd find in Asia? Probably not. After all, a lot can get lost in translation as recipes move across oceans and continents. But that doesn't make them any less satisfying.

Asian-Style Noodle Bowls

My Chicken Pho Recipe

Ready in 40 minutes | This is a good recipe to start with if you're just getting into noodle bowls.

Chicken Pho

Chicken Pho | Photo by Meredith

Sukhothai Pad Thai

Ready in 30 minutes | Find out what Bes did to make this top-rated dish even more delicious.

Sukhothai Pad Thai

Sukhothai Pad Thai | Photo by Chef Beth!

Pad Kee Mow (Drunkard's Noodles)

Ready in 40 minutes | Apparently, this is a dish party people in Thailand crave after a night on the town. Good to know.

Pad Kee Mow (Drunkard's Noodles)

Pad Kee Mow (Drunkard's Noodles) | Photo by SunnyDaysNora

Curry Udon

Ready in 40 minutes | Kayla Mod says, "Honestly, one of the best recipes I have found so far! Really easy and fast to make, still have left over ingredients so I will definitely be making this again."

Curry Udon

Curry Udon | Photo by Linda T

Jap Chae Korean Glass Noodles

Ready in 40 minutes | "Mmmm... I love the flavor - salty, sweet and pungent." - Momi

Jap Chae Korean Glass Noodles

Jap Chae Korean Glass Noodles | Photo by lailan sandra huen

Pad See Ew (Thai Noodles with Beef and Broccoli)

Ready in 35 minutes | Feel free to substitute pork, chicken, or tofu for the beef.

Pad See Ew (Thai Noodles with Beef and Broccoli)

Pad See Ew (Thai Noodles with Beef and Broccoli) | Photo by squawk93

Pork and Shrimp Pancit

Ready in 40 minutes | Every Filipino family has its own way of making this traditional dish.

Pork and Shrimp Pancit

Pork and Shrimp Pancit | Photo by ALFANN02

Beef Lo Mein

Ready in 40 minutes | Sugar eve says, "I will NEVER purchase beef lo mien from any restaurant ever again. This recipe is delicious."

Beef Lo Mein

Beef Lo Mein | Photo by lutzflcat

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About Vanessa Greaves

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