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 $50.00. 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, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

DO YOU WORK WITH BLOGGERS?

In fact we do - If interested please send your request to euinfo@explorecuisine.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.

Ingredients

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?

Pulses 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.

Cooking

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.

GLUTEN-FREE

All of our products are naturally gluten free. Made in dedicated and certified gluten free factories.

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.

Allergens

Bean Pasta Range: Black Bean Spaghetti, Soybean Spaghetti, Edamame Spaghetti, Edamame & Mung Bean Fettucine: Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nuts Free, Egg Free; do however contain the allergen Soy.

Pulse and Rice Pasta ranges: Chickpea Fusilli and Spaghetti, Red Lentil Penne and Spaghetti, Green Lentil Penne and Lasagne, Brown Rice and Red Rice Pad Thai Noodles: Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nuts Free, Egg Free and Soy Free.

Please read carefully package ingredient lists to know if a product contains an allergen.