Customer Care Questions
I'm familiar with Explore Asian. Are you the same brand?
Yes! Explore Asian has moved beyond just Asian products, and we have rebranded to become Explore Cuisine. Same great products and a few new ones direct from Italy!
Where can I find your products?
We are sold in over 25 countries! To find a store near you, please use our store locator tool
Do you ship in the US?
Yes, our online store does ship to the continental USA with free shipping on all orders over $75.00. Buy Now
DO YOU SHIP OUTSIDE U.S.A?
Unfortunately we do not ship anywhere outside the US at this time. Please use our store locator tool
tool find a store near you.
Are you on social media?
Yes, simply follow us on any one of our many platforms to be the first to know about new Explore Cuisine products, recipes and more! Facebook
DO YOU WORK WITH BLOGGERS?
In fact we do - If interested please send your request to email@example.com
with your blog name, number of monthly readers, mailing address and email address and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
WHERE ARE YOUR PASTAS MADE?
When our Founder, Joe, was developing the brand , he searched the globe to find the best places to source our raw materials and manufacture our products. Our rice noodles are produced in Thailand. The chickpea and lentil (pulse) pastas are produced in Italy and the bean pastas are made in China. At Explore Cuisine we want to make sure your expectations of high quality are met, all our factories are dedicated and certified organic and gluten free facilities.
What are mung beans?
For thousands of years, mung beans have been used for a variety of purposes. Mung beans originated in India and were cultivated throughout Asia. The mung bean (Vigna radiata) is a plant species in the legume family and is mainly cultivated in India, China, and Southeast Asia. It is used as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes. Mung bean sprouts are common in South-East Asian cooking; stir-fry as a Chinese vegetable accompaniment to a meal or uncooked bean sprouts in the filling for Vietnamese spring rolls. Dry organic mung beans are used in our Edamame & Mung Bean Fettucine to give the product the finest texture.
What are Soybeans?
Soybeans (Glycine max) are a species of legume native to East Asia. Soybeans are a great source of protein and they produce significantly more protein per acre than most other uses of land. We use several types of organic soybeans to give the finest texture to our great tasting bean pastas.
WHAT IS A PULSE?
are part of the legume family and the term pulse refers to the dried seed. Chickpeas, lentils, beans and peas are the most common varieties of pulses. Pulses are typically very high in protein and fiber.
What type of black bean do we use in our pastas?
There are mainly two types of black beans: one used in Asian Cuisine and one used in Latin American Cuisine.
The black beans which we use in our products, Black Bean Spaghetti and Black Bean & Sesame Fettuccine, are part of the Glycine max (soybean) legume family native to East Asia and are known for their high protein, high fibre, low carbohydrate nutritional qualities.
The common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) especially popular in Latin American cuisine, is called the black turtle bean.
The black turtle bean has a dense, meaty texture, which makes it popular in vegetarian dishes, such as frijoles negros and the Mexican-American black bean burrito.
Black Turtle bean has half the protein and double the carbohydrate of Black Soya bean and is not commonly used to make noodles or pasta.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK BEAN PASTA? CAN YOU REHEAT IT?
It depends on variety and shape of the pasta. Thin pasta, spaghetti cooks quicker (4-6 min.) than thicker shapes like the fettuccine (5-7 min.). Our products are made with high fiber beans allowing the pasta always stay al dente. The pasta can be kept warm in the pan, reheated or served cold no problem!
DO I NEED TO BOIL THE LASAGNE NOODLES FIRST?
No! They are no boil noodles. Just make sure you put a nice layer of sauce on the bottom of the cooking pot and to cover the lasagne sheets and bake for 40 min. on 200 degrees celcius!
WILL MY FAMILY LIKE THE TASTE?
We hope so! At Explore Cuisine we have taken the time to find the perfect formula to give you that soft pasta taste you are used to with the benefits of pulses. Looking for new ideas how to cook up some tonight? Try our recipes online!
WHAT IS THE SERVING SIZE FOR THE RICE NOODLES?
Our noodles come in portion controlled nests making preparation easy and convenient.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE COOK THE PULSE PASTAS FOR?
In boiling water, the pastas cook up in 8-10 minutes. Drain and pair with your favorite sauce or choose one of our delicious, no fail recipes!
More about our products
ARE YOUR PULSE PASTAS AND LASAGNE MADE IN ITALY?
Yes our pulse pastas are all made in a gluten-free factory in Italy.
All of our products are naturally gluten free and are certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) USA
VEGAN SOCIETY CERTIFICATION
All of our products have the Vegan Society seal of approval.
Coeliac Disease Foundations/Associations
Coeliac Disease Foundations/Associations are based throughout the world. Their expertise and purpose is to help improve the quality of life for those effected by gluten intolerances/coeliac disease. In addition, these groups help in the research and development of diagnosis and treatment for coeliac disease. Our products are registered with the coeliac cross grain logo throughout Europe. In case you have any specific questions, we advise you to consult your local Coeliac Association website.
FOOD TO THRIVE FOUNDATION
Explore Cuisine is universally dedicated to helping our workers thrive and flourish in their home lives and in the work place. We believe that healthy food grows from healthy hands, hearts and lives, and we are dedicated to a life-giving initiative that nurtures our farms and the lives of our workers. We love to give back to those who contribute to Explore Cuisine's innovation and success, which is why two percent of all Explore Cuisine worldwide proceeds go directly to the Food To Thrive Foundation, providing education, empowerment and advancement in farming programs to every Explore Cuisine team member. Rooted in a pure love of health, a respect for life ,and a deep commitment to success, Explore Cuisine is committed to bringing your family whole, healthy meals -- from our table to yours.
Bean Pasta Range contains the allergen soy (Black Bean Spaghetti, Soybean Spaghetti, Edamame Spaghetti, Edamame & Mung Bean Fettucine, Black Bean & Sesame Fettuccine).
Please read carefully package ingredient lists to know if a product contains an allergen.