If you thought that cooking the perfect pasta is the same as cooking Asian-style noodles, think again. In this video, Chef Nicole demonstrates how you can achieve the ideal pasta taste and texture right at home.
Noodles may use a different variety of ingredients like eggs for lo main (also known as egg noodles used in Asian fried noodles), buckwheat for soba, rice flour for rice noodles (like kway teow), mung bean starch for glass noodles and even sweet potato starch for Korean dangmyeon noodles.
Italian pasta is mainly made from wheat flour and is either made from egg dough or non-egg dough. These doughs allow the pasta to be seasoned with ingredients like squid ink and spinach.
Ahead, a step-by-step guide to help you cook the perfect pasta. (Also, learn to make fresh pasta here.)
- A pack of pasta
- A pot of water
Prep a pot of boiling water. Once it is on a rolling boil, empty a pack of pasta into the pot.
Add salt to the boiling water. You need to put enough salt so that the water tastes as salty as the sea.
Depending on the type of pasta, cook for about 5 to 6 mins. You don’t want the pasta to be overcooked but al dente.