Handmade Noodles

Rice might be the most important staple food in China, but noodles are often served as a single-dish meal for lunch, or as part of a banquet dinner. Especially in the northern regions, where noodles often replace rice in a meal. The long strands symbolize longevity, and because of that, they're part of many celebrations, like Chinese New Year and birthday parties. The texture and taste of fresh noodles is rich and distinct.

  • 500 g Bread flour
  • 225 g Cool water (spinach or carrot juice)
  • 25 g Salt
  • 2 tbsp Semolina

  1. Whisk flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add in water with one hand while mixing with the other. Turn out the mixture and knead on a work surface until smooth. Cover with a plastic wrap and allow it to rest for 1 hour.
  2. Roll the dough out into a thin rectangle of an even thickness throughout. Sprinkle the semolina or cornstarch over. Wind the rectangle round the rolling pin and roll the dough into a 3mm sheet. Fold and cut into noodles of a desired width. Separate the noodles with the help of a little bit of flour. Cook the noodles in a pot of boiling water.


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