Monday, October 17, 2011
Niu Rou Wanzi Mian (牛肉丸子面) ≈ Beef meatball noodle Linfen's (临汾) specialty dish; It doesn't travel too far from the source either. It's also extremely spicy. Dao Xiao Mian (刀削面)≈ Knife cut noodle (meat) Ti Jiao (剔尖) YouPo Mian (油泼面) ≈ Oil Sprinkled Noodles Youpo Mian (油泼面) ≈ Oil Sprinkled Noodle He Lu Mian (饸烙面) Bo Mian (拨面) Chao Wantu (炒碗秃) Qiaqia Mian (掐掐面) ≈ pinched noodles Pingyao specialty (平遥特色) Saozi Mian (臊子面) without broth Saozi Mian (臊子面) with broth MenMian (焖面) ≈ Braised Noodle Mala Mian (麻辣面) ≈ Spicy Noodle (cold dish) Fen Tiao (粉条) ≈ Noodles made from bean or potato powder (ball form) Ji Kuai Mian (鸡块面) ≈ Chicken Chunk Noodle Basically DaPanJi (大盘鸡) but in a smaller bowl Guo Qiao Mi Xian (过桥米线) ≈ Crossing the Bridge Rice noodle Originating in Yunnan (云南) La Mian (拉面) ≈ Hand Pulled Noodles I heard this is what Ramen is based on GouDao Mian (沟刀面) ≈ Grooved Knife cut noodles (vegtable) GouDao Mian (沟刀面) ≈ Grooved Knife cut noodles (meat) Biang Biang Mian (面) This character is only for this noodle and is one of the most complicated in contemporary use. I had to use an image to represent it because there is no Unicode value for the character, i.e. it can't be typed on normal computers. Biang Biang Mian (A not so good version) Xiexier Mian (斜斜儿面) Liang pi (凉皮) ≈ (rice noodle base) Liang pi (凉皮) ≈ Kudai Mian (裤带面) Jiu Pian (揪片) This is a good number of the noodles I tried while in China, but not all of them. Shanxi (山西) is famous for there noodles, and there is supposedly upwards of 100 different kinds, though several of these originated in Shaanxi province (陕西省) as well as elsewhere. Hopefully this fills some of the gaps in the internet for others trying to track down the varieties of chinese noodles.