For the Noodles
- First, set up a bowl with some ice cubes and cold water while you get some unsalted water up to a boil.
- Follow the cooking directions on the package of the noodles. If there are no instructions, cook just barely past the “al dente” stage. They should still be firm, but there should not be any resistance in the center when biting through the noodle, as they will be shocked in ice water to stop the cooking process.
- Once the noodles are cooked, remove them from the boiling water, and immediately transfer them to the bowl of ice water. Move them around once they are in the ice water so they don't clump and retain any of their heat. Once cooled, drain them thoroughly.