Noodles are an essential ingredient and staple in Chinese cuisine.
There is a great variety of Chinese noodles, which vary according
to their region of production, ingredients, shape or width, and manner
of preparation. They are an important part of most regional cuisines
within China, as well as in Taiwan, Singapore, and other Southeast
Asian nations with sizable overseas Chinese populations.
Chinese-style noodles have also entered the native cuisines
of neighboring East Asian countries such as Korea and Japan
(dangmyeon and ramen, for example, are both of Chinese origin),
as well as Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, the Philippines,
Thailand, and Cambodia.