Noodles taste the best when served with sauce. Boiling water is used to cook noodles with common salt often added to enhance the taste. They sometimes find themselves served with a soup. They can be dried and preserved for future use. They are often refrigerated for a short time after being cooked. They acquire a distinct and different flavor by virtue of being frozen.
The first time noodles were recorded in history was in China. The Chinese hold the distinction for having served the noodles after cutting it into thin strips during the Yuan Dynasty. They found their way to Japan through Buddhist monks in the early parts of the 9th century. Innovations continued and down the annals of time, instant noodles came up with the growing popularity of noodles and the paucity of time available with modernity. They were initiated in Japan in 1958. These noodles were flash-fried, which gave them a longer shelf-life.
The popularity of noodles as a fast food has pushed several private companies into the fray for production and sale of noodles. Several different ingredients came to be added to it to provide garnishing and eventually, noodles came to be accepted as an indigenous dish in almost all corners of the world.
Modern noodles have come to be associated with diet and nutrition as concerns of the unhealthy nature of fast food gathers momentum. Some varieties and some companies even boast of their noodles to contain vitamin and mineral supplements. But this is perceived as a marketing gimmick.