Vermicelli, which translates to “little worms” in English, is a long, very thin pasta. In Italy, vermicelli is thicker than spaghetti, but in the USA the pasta shape is thinner.
This pasta originated in Campania, but this type of pasta has also been adopted in other countries. The word vermicelli has also been adopted in other countries around the world to refer to various types of noodles. For example, Chinese rice noodles and Latin American fideo noodles.
Vermicelli is best topped with any sauce, or as a salad or used in a stir fry.
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