These medium-thick, round noodles are made from sweet potato starch. They have a springy, chewy texture that stands up to liquid, which makes them quite distinct from rice or wheat noodles. An important player in Korean cuisine, you see them often in Sichuan as well, where they show up in suan la fen, sour-and-hot noodle soup, and are delicious in mala hot pot. They also make a great liang fen, or cold noodle salad. The Tianyu brand is a China-certified Green Food, meaning the sweet potatoes are grown without chemicals.
Note that the cooking instructions are not in English. Simply boil until cooked through, rinse in cold water, and use in your desired recipe. For hot pot, the package advises soaking the noodles for 10 minutes before cooking directly in the pot.
Source: Henan Tianyu Potato Industry Co., Yucheng, Henan
Size: 9.8 ounces (280 grams)
Ingredients: sweet potato starch, water