Asian noodles consist of strands that vary in shape, width, and length. Many Asian noodles are very long in length, symbolizing longevity. They can be thin straight sticks, flat strands, round strands, and wavy strands.
Any of the varieties of eggplant that are referred to as Chinese, Japanese, or Thai. The Asian eggplants, which are typically sweeter in flavor, vary more in shape and color than the American eggplants.