When running low on time, ingredients or energy, a simple noodle dish can be anything you need, whether that's wholesome comfort food or an adventurous dish that transports you. 

Eaten around the world, both hot and cold, swimming in luscious broth or tossed with rich sauces, noodles are one of the most versatile ingredients out there. Here are some of our favourite recipes that really let them shine. 

Charred broccoli soba

Lighter dan dan noodles

Pesto salmon with noodles

Glossy soy turkey meatballs and noodles

Wok-fried noodles with beef and pak choi

Chinese tofu and pak choi with noodles

Coconut chicken noodles

Indy Power's creamy sesame noodles

Donal Skehan's pad see eew

Thai seafood laksa