These are perhaps the most delicious foods to come out of Italy, errr... China. (So Confusing.) They look kinda like worms. They were originally from China but the Arabs introduced it to the Europeans. There are many kinds like Egg noodles, ramen noodles, udon noodles, dried rice vermicelli , soba noodles, dried rice noodles,Hokkien noodles, Mung bean thread vermicelli and Rice stick noodles. Pasta is a completely different thing.