Stopped at local little Asian market yesterday. Needed rice wine vinegar & always buy their eggs... jumbos are never over $2 a dozen. Tofu dipped outta big tubs. Scallions. "Onions"... shallots... 1 lb for $1.50. "Leeks"... super garlicky chives compared to supermarket leeks. Discovered only had about $5 cash in wallet... had to spend $15 to used debit/credit card... NOT a hard thing to do in this neat little store.
Haven't even scratched the surface in the dried noodle aisle. Bought a package of fresh udon noodles... 1 lb. WAY more than I'll eat at once... easily 3 servings for me. Know they really don't need to "cook"... a minute or so in boiling water is all. Have some super BEEFY broth from a little hunka meat I slow cooked yesterday.
Can I freeze them?? Know when I cook too much pasta (like ALWAYS), can freeze and revve with a dip in simmering water to loosen up.