“No, the noodles aren’t made out of bamboo,” explains Chandvakl. “Rather the master noodle maker in the window takes a bamboo pole bigger than a 2×4, puts one part of the pole on the dough and leaves a half of the pole dangling over the edge of the table. He then straddles one leg over the pole, then hops up and down on his other leg. I don’t know what the chemistry or physics of this process may be, but it does make for interesting theater and delicious noodles.”
Bamboo-stick-made zha jiang mein are quite good. They are thin, but with the springiness of thick noodles.
Bamboodles [San Gabriel Valley]
535 W. Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel