Indian: Semiya
Vermicelli is a traditional type of pasta round in section which is thinner than spaghetti.

In the food context, vermicelli is a type of thin, spaghetti-like pasta made from wheat flour, rice flour, or other ingredients. It is commonly used in Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, and can be served hot or cold, in soups, salads, stir-fries, or desserts.

Here are some examples of dishes that use vermicelli as a primary ingredient:

  1. Vietnamese Bun Cha: A popular Vietnamese dish that features grilled pork served over a bed of vermicelli noodles.

  2. Thai Glass Noodle Salad: A refreshing salad made with vermicelli noodles, herbs, vegetables, and a spicy dressing.

  3. Indian Kheer: A creamy rice pudding that can also be made with vermicelli noodles instead of rice.

  4. Italian Pasta e Fagioli: A hearty soup made with vermicelli noodles, beans, vegetables, and herbs.

  5. Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Vermicelli Rice: A Greek dish made with marinated grilled chicken served over vermicelli rice.


Similar pasta types to vermicelli include:

  1. Angel Hair Pasta: A very thin pasta that is often used in delicate dishes like seafood or light sauces.

  2. Capellini: A very thin and delicate pasta that is often used in simple sauces or with seafood.

  3. Spaghetti: A long and thin pasta that is one of the most popular pasta types in the world, often used in tomato-based sauces.

  4. Udon Noodles: A thick and chewy Japanese noodle that is often used in soups or stir-fries.

  5. Soba Noodles: A Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour that is often served cold in salads or hot in soups.

  6. Rice Noodles: A type of noodle made from rice flour, often used in Asian cuisine in dishes like pho, pad Thai, or stir-fries.


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