- Pulled Noodles
Vigorous kneading makes
the dough soft and pliable.
A dab of oil before the first twist
will keep the strands apart.
Pulling the twisted strands
begins to form the noodles.
Folding in half several times
multiples the numbers of strands.
In a final pull, the strands separate
into thin noodles as if by magic.
In the same motion, they go
directly into a pot of boiling water.
A large bowl of soup noodles, with flavorings of your choice, ranging from a spicy curry to a simple topping of cilantro, costs RMB 3.5 (US$ 0.42). This is the single most expensive breakfast item I found. But freshly-made noodles are worth the cost -- nothing can compare!