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Dec 9, 2010 11:10 AM

Craving for Sichuan cold noodle ( liang fun), suggestions?

I am pregnant and have been craving Sichuan spicy foods for weeks now, specifically the Sichuan liang fun. I'm looking for the ma-la type where the noodles are white, sliced long and are thick. Almost like it was once a thick brick, then sliced up.
Anyone know where I can get this or have any idea what I'm talking about?
(it's not the yellow cold noodle)
thanks for helping a salivating mom-to-be out!

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  1. That style is often called Sichuan "Northern Bean Jelly" or similar. I have had a good one at Chuan Xiang Ge "Mascot" (Richmond), and Hot Luck (Kingsway). CXG serves a rendition that is closer to what you are looking for. (The more common liang pi is clear and soft. You can get that kind at a number of places.)

    The first photo is from CXG, the second is from Hot Luck.

    Chuan Xiang Ge
    8211 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V6X 1A7, CA

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    1. re: fmed

      Thanks fmed. I'm new here and I've already seen your name on a few forums. You must be a food fanatic. CXG definitely looks like what I'm seeking! (definitely not the slimy soft liang pi)
      love the photos btw. Yummy. I've gotta make my drive to richmond now.
      Thanks a bunch!

    2. Chowtimes did a recent review of Mr. Zhang on Victoria Drive near 41st:

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      1. re: LotusRapper

        I was going to mention Mr Zhang and a few other places that serve the "other" liangpi (the more transparent and softer version).

        I have had the firmer, whiter, more opaque "Northern Sichuan" version elsewhere....but I can only remember CXG.

        1. re: fmed

          I hate to disagree with Ben but seven of us went to Mr Zhang shortly after his report and had a pretty dismal dinner. There wasn't one item that was really good -- a couple were okay but only by comparison to the others. We did not try the noodles, however, so YMMV.