As a transplant to San Francisco Bay Area from St. Louis, I was surfing on the message board when I came across some postings regarding this much loved noodle dish from Shandong,China. It prompted me to reply with some explanation as to the origin.
As a side note, I mentioned my parent's restaurant in St. Louis where you can get it. One response mentioned that I should post a link on the Midwest Boards. So here goes... follow the link if you are curious...