When we lived in China, I had a really hard time with the food. As hard as it is to believe, I really did not like most of what I found in restaurants. It was a bummer too because I really do like Chinese food and I was excited to try the food there. I was so disappointed. What’s a girl to do? Well, I cooked almost everything we ate while we were there, which was a challenge because the foods are different. However, we were introduced to this one place that had the best Homemade Chinese Noodles, or probably just noodles because we were in China. Right? These noodles were either incredible or I was just hungry.
Today is Foodie Extravaganza Day and this month’s theme is noodles! I love, love, love noodles, so this was a great pick for me. Our host this month is Lauren from From Gate to Plate. It’s a great blog. You should check it out. As with every month, you will be treated to lots of recipes related to the theme, noodles.
My husband and I would go to the little shop at the end of our street and have them and we could both eat a huge blow for less that $5 total. Great price, right? Now, to be clear, I was able to find a few other things I loved there, but these noodles were my favorite. My husband was able to have them at work about once a week and watched them being made.
These aren’t exact, because we don’t have the same kind of flour as they have in China. Something about the gluten being different. However, they are pretty close. In China, they actually pull the noodles instead of cut them. We didn’t do that. They are really good at pulling the noodles, we are not so good at it.
To make these, you make a pile with your flour and make a well in it. Then you add your eggs and then you mix it well. Do the mixing with your fingers. After it is mixed well, knead it to make it smooth and then wrap it in plastic wrap to allow it to rest for 30 minutes. Next roll it out very thin and then cut it into very thin strips.
We had these cuties, their mom, our son and his wife over to make noodles with us one night. It was a lot of fun. We would have had our other daughter too, but she was out of town. We had a lot of fun and even a few little flour fights along the way.
A few items of note.
*Use cake flour and not regular flour. It is finer, so it makes better noodles. *Use two separate pans or the broth will have sludge from the gluten in it. *Take your time, the process can’t be rushed. *You can add bits of meat to the broth, but you will have to cook the broth longer to cook the meat. Make sure the meat is cut tiny.
- 900 grams of Cake Flour, divided
- 10 eggs, divided
- ⅛ cup vegetable oil, divided
- 64 ounces of chicken broth
- 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
- Divide flour in half and form into a dome.
- Make a well in the middle.
- Crack 5 eggs into each well.
- Mix the eggs with your fingers.
- With your hands, mix the eggs and the flour well.
- When the flour and eggs are mixed together, knead the dough for about 10 minutes.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
- After the dough has rested, Divide each piece into 4 pieces.
- Roll it out on a flat surface.
- Do NOT add more flour, but use a little bit of the oil instead.
- Roll the dough until it is very thin and in a rectangle shape.
- Cut the dough to make very thin, long noodles.
- Boil water in a large stockpot.
- In another large pot, mix the broth and green onions and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- When the water is boiling, add noodles to the pot, 1 or 2 sections at a time.
- Boil until noodles are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Do not over cook.
- Remove noodles from water with a spoon and place in a bowl.
- Scoop broth over the noodles.
- Eat it up.
Now, keep scrolling down to get some other amazing recipes using noodles. Have to love the noodles!
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