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1. Probably the best-known of Asian noodle soups, pho has attracted a large following in the West in the past few years. What meat generally goes into it?
2. Another hearty Vietnamese noodle soup, found on most restaurant menus, is bún bò. What tangy herb, widely used in Southeast Asia, infuses this deliciously spicy dish with its distinctive aroma?
3. Moving from Vietnam to the neighbouring country of Laos, we find a filling, beef-based noodle soup whose name, "feu", is derived from the language of which former colonial power?
4. The cuisine of Thailand has acquired worldwide renown for its spicy, intense flavours. Nam ngiaw, a Northern Thai speciality, is no exception. Which animal product - used in many countries to make sausages - is one of this noodle soup's main ingredients?
5. The national dish of Myanmar, mohinga is a delicious fish-based concoction often eaten for breakfast. The tasty broth is thickened with the flour of which legume - generally associated with Middle Eastern dishes such as hummus and falafel?
6. The fiery noodle soup known as curry laksa is one of the glories of Singapore's Nonya cuisine. What creamy liquid - a staple in most tropical countries - tempers the heat of the spices?
7. Widely enjoyed in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, soto ayam is a chicken noodle soup that is not only satisfying to the taste, but also to the eyes, on account of its bright yellow colour - owed to what spice derived from a rhizome?
8. Wonton mee, or wonton noodle soup, is a popular and comforting Cantonese dish, found in many Chinese restaurants in the West. What are wontons?
9. Japanese noodle soups, such as udon or ramen, enjoy worldwide fame. Most of the stocks used to make them are based on a simple clear broth called dashi. What typically Japanese staple is one of its two main ingredients (besides water)?
10. Noodle soups are not always served hot. In the Korean dish naengmyeon, long noodles are served in an iced broth with various accompaniments. What flour is used to make these dark-coloured noodles, similar to Japanese soba?
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