A chinese food that I can't find in Manhattan, nor the Internet!!!
- Eric Dinsdale
I went to China eight years ago. Since then the best noodles I have ever had (and cheapest) were the Lanzhou Noodles (made in Lanzhou, China). The dough is made fresh every day, and when you order, they pick up the ball of dough and make the noodles right before your eyes, stretching the dough into 1/4" thick noodles and then wok'ing them up with oil, garlic, chilies and some veggies.
I can't find any English references to these on the net (found one outdated link). But what's worse - I can never find them in Chinatown or anywhere else in Manhattan - but, then, I am not a die-hard chowhound and that's why I am appealing to the experts for some help!!!!
Does anyone know (a) a URL for the recipe, or (b) where you can get them in NYC????
There was a NYC noodle shop reference a while back somewhere in Chowhound.
I found this recipe a while back. I don't know if you can get it to work, but it calls for pastry flour, which I can't get locally, and haven't got around to ordering by mail. Don't bother substituting all-purpose flour. It won't work.
Let me know if you have any success.
re: Eric Dinsdale
I know that some places on the internet encourage frequent subject line changes in threads, but (as Jim Leff is found of saying) it doesn't work for the Chowhound message boards. Unless there's been considerable subject drift (meaning the thread started out being about knishes and is now about kimchi), please don't change the subject line.
Not picking on you at all, just wanted to let you know. Hope ironmom's tip works out for you!
I'll have to check again, but I thought I saw a couple of places in Flushing.
The opening scene in one of Jackie Chen's goofy Hong Kong action movies(not the US ones)has him making hand-pulled noodles in Australia, before any of the usual disaster takes place.....