Without a doubt, noodles are becoming a staple food. We’re seeing more noodle bars crop up and the internet seems to be inundated with noodle content. This Veganuary, transport yourself abroad with perhaps something spicy, something with tofu, or something full of yummy veggies.
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Whether wrestling with chopsticks or armed with a fork, noodles are never quite the same without an authentic bowl. So, why not pair a cool design with your favourite stir fry or ramen?
We've pulled together a list of our favourites that are available right now.
SHOP: The coolest noodle bowls available right now
1. 2 Set (6 Piece) Porcelain Bowls
These unique, porcelain ramen bowls are hand-painted and elegant. Included in the set are two pairs of chopsticks, two wooden spoons for ramen - and of course the two bowls, which are available in three different colours. Don't limit these just to ramen though, as these bowls could double as a fruit bowl because of their large capacity. They're OK for microwaving and perfect for a gift.
2. Ronnior Ceramic Bowls (Set of 4)
This set of four ceramic bowls from Ronnior is unusual. In a striking Nebula Blue glaze, this set of four bowls would look great in your cupboard and can accommodate any dish. We think noodles would look awesome in these. The bowls are made from healthy and durable porcelain, so there are no nasties. Plus, they can be used in the microwave, dishwasher, and oven.
3. apanese Vintage Noodle Bowls with Lid and Spoon (Set of 2)
Ever fancied a noodle bowl with a lid and spoon? Look no further with these vintage ceramic ramen bowls with a black, floral design. They're an ideal size and the craftsmanship is beautiful, with highly-durable and environmentally friendly materials. Though they're a little pricey, they're definitely worth checking out.
4. Small Porcelain Bowls with Chopsticks (Set of 4)
Though these bowls are a little small, the patterns are to die for. Coming in green and black, this set of four is exquisitely painted and would look great on display. You could even use them for dips, snacks or sides.
5. Cat Bowl
Japanese Goods Studio, on Etsy, sells these adorable cat bowls, which are great for ramen. Made from porcelain, these bowls come in pink, light green and blue. The bowls come well-packed, without any risk of getting broken. If you buy all three colours, you have an awesome set of ramen bowls, but they look nice on their own, too. If you're a fan of cats, these cutesy bowls are purr-fect for you.
6. Handmade Ceramic Floral Noodle Bowl with Chopsticks
Based in Liverpool, Eniko Kovacs Design makes the most adorable ceramics, from vases to plates and trinket bowls. This noodle bowl is no exception with its unique, floral design. It even has a small indentation in the rim of the bowl so you can rest your chopsticks there. How nifty. They're even microwave and dishwasher safe – result – and come with a pair of complimentary chopsticks.
7. Ceramic Noodle Bowl Set with Chopsticks (Set of 2)
From Marquis & Dawe, these ceramic noodle bowls are beautifully designed and would make a fabulous present for a person, or couple, who love noodles. These unique, green bowls also have a resting place for your chopsticks. Each of the bowls is safe for dishwasher and microwave use, so they're stylish and convenient.
8. Japandi Pattern Noodle Bowl with Chopsticks
With a chopstick rest, these Scandinavian and Japanese inspired bowls are sleek and elegant. These awesome blue noodle bowls from Lola & Alice are exactly what you need for lunchtime treats.
9. Komorebi Ramen Bowl
This komorebi ramen bowl is the perfect pairing to authentic Japanese ramen. This large bowl is really good for a large serving of soup and stew. Komorebi is a Japanese word for 'sunlight filtering through the trees' – isn't that beautiful? This design reflects shimmering green and golden, sandy colours. This bowl is microwave and dishwasher safe, too.If you like this design, but prefer a different bowl shape, try the komorebi noodle bowl.
10. Sakura Blossom Ramen Bowl
Also from Sous Chef, this stoneware bowl is patterned with a traditional Japanese Sakura blossom. If you're a fan of traditional and vintage patterns, this bowl is for you. This duck-egg blue bowl would look amazing on a display, in a cupboard and full of spicy ramen. There is also a matching plate if you fancy that. These bowls are microwave and dishwasher safe too. These are beautiful.Why not check out the Sakura Ramen Bowl Set, which would make a great gift?
11. Kalani Pink Ceramic Noodle Bowl & Wooden Chopsticks
If you're a lover of pink, these ceramic noodle bowls (with chopsticks) are the best for you. The pattern is leaf-inspired in a navy-blue hue, and there is even a little rest for your chopsticks. The bowls are made from stoneware, they are safe for the dishwasher and microwave, and there are matching designs available. Why not check them out?