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noodle types and history

jonkyo | Dec 13, 2011 03:09 PM

Noodles are all over Asia.

The diversity of Asian Noodles is significant enough to have a discussion on types preparations, styles of cooking, means of creating them, etc.

I had been discussing hand pulled noodles, that are typically pulled to order from dough in China particularly, and in overseas Chinese communities, in North America and parts of Asia and perhaps Europe.

手工 (shougong)means handmade in a general sense like the English word and typically in China one will see 手工拉面 'shougong la mian‘ hand made pulled noodles, as 拉 'la‘ mean pulled and 面 'mian' means noodle.

The taste is quite a significant difference from noodles that are not pulled by hand shortly after you order.

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