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lanzhou beef noodle
By HITOMIONCONCORD | 1/5/2005 12:04:02 PM

Facts on Lanzhou beef noodle
Lanzhou beef noodle actually originated from Henan Province, far from Ganzu. And it was brought back to Lanzhou not by Hui ethic but Dongxiang. Anyway, it has been developed to what it is like today by many Hui people.
Can you imagine that an eatery covering 40 square meters will consume 50 kilograms beef and 400 kg flour? Beef noodle is really a big industry in Lanzhou.
A skilled chef makes 6-7 bowls of noodles per minute.
Most important is to choose the noodle that suits you. The noodle width is divided into 8 sizes. Narrow ones for gals, educated, the old well the wide for boys, army men, farmers. It would be queer if you order the wrong size. So pay attention!

Go out and try some local food
By TARZAN | 5/8/2004 6:37:02 AM

We stayed in Lanzhou two times. First time before we went to Xiahe (Labrang monastry) and the second time when we came back. The first evening we arived late and went out for a walk and met some chinese people who were roasting all kinds of things on small barbeque's. Try some of this local food. But do not try to much of the red powder because it is very hot!! The meat tastes very well.

The second time we went out for a meal. But in Lanzhou in the restaurants they do not understand any English. So i walked into the kitchen and they showed me all kind of things and made us a very special meal. They were making fresh noodles and meat in the Wok.

We did not eat the fish. A little boy was cleaning it on the ground.

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