Noodles need no introduction. The popularity of the food item is unquestionable but despite this, a lot of people don’t know about the origins of Noodles.
While it is debatable, the origin of noodles is believed to have happened in China. Books dating back 25-220 CE which is the Eastern Han Period, have records of the food item. In fact, Noodles is believed to be one of the staple food items of the Han Dynasty. Recently, the archaeologists were able to find remains of Noodles which dated back to 4000-years although studies are still going on around the discovery.
There are also variations of noodles found in Ancient Japan and Korea as well.
Despite the origin in China, the name that we use today is derived from the German World Nudel. This derivation happened in the 18th century. Pasta, on the other hand, is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean countries during the 2nd Century.