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Hot Dry Noodles (热干面)
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hot dry noodlesOne of "China's five famous noodles"
Wuhan Hot Dry Noodles (rè gān miàn 热干面), Shanxi Sliced Noodles (dāo xiāo miàn 刀削面), Guangxi and Guangdong Yifu noodles (yī fǔ miàn 伊府面), Sichuan Dan Dan noodles (dàn dàn miàn 担担面)and Noodles with Soy Bean Paste (zhá jiàng miàn 炸酱面) in the North together are known as the five famous noodles in China. Hot and Dry Noodles is the most popular food for breakfast in Wuhan. It enjoys a high reputation for its low price and deliciou taste.Hot dry noodles are an essential part of the Wuhan diet, eaten by almost everyone daily at breakfast time.When in Wuhan, be sure to try a bowl of the hot dry noodles for just 2-3 Yuan. The noodles are truly delicious.




hot dry noodlesHistory
Hot Dry Noodles is a traditional snack in Wuhan with a long history of 50 years. It was said that in early 1930s, there was a person named Libao in Hankou District of Wuhan, who sold Cool Power Noodles and Noodles in Soup. One day, it was hot and there were a lot of noodles left, he was afraid the noodles became mold and turned worse. So he boiled noodles hot dry noodlesleft, took it out, dried it on the chopping board, But he splashed sesame oil over noodles because of carelessness. A good idea came to his mind that Libao mixed and stirred noodles with sesame oil, then cooled it.


How to produce Hot Dry Noodles ?
Ingredients: thin hand-pulled noodles, dried turnip , minced spring scallion (1 tablespoon). Condiments: sesame oil (or other kinds of vegetable oils), sesame paste, chicken powder, salt,pepper, soy sauce, rice vinegar,and red chili oil.

Step 1 Cooking thin hand-pulled noodles (approximately 3 minutes).
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Step 2 Cooling down hot noodles while putting oil and stirring them well.
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Step 3 Putting into a large cone-shaped strainer and lowering into a pot of boiling water. Make sure they are heated evenly, until the cooking process is completed (approximately 30 seconds).
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Step 4 straining with a few shakes and served in a bowl topped with peanut oil (or other kinds of vegetable oils, such as sesame oil), soy sauce, chicken powder, sesame paste, salt, pepper, dried turnip ,and chopped chives, with chili sauce and vinegar added to taste.
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