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Jan 24, 2011 01:42 PM

authentic HAND TOSSED Chinese needles???

Not just hand made, but hand tossed. If you are in the know, I don't need top explain any further.

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        1. Still don't know what you mean. Do you mean hand pulled noodles? There's lots of places here that serve them. If you really mean hand tossed noodles, then I really don't know. I've never heard or seen hand tossed noodles. Are they cooked then tossed in a sauce by hand? In the air? Like a pizza dough?

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          1. re: flowbee

            It is an ancient, disappearing method. They take one fat strand of boiling water dough, toss it around till it is longer and thinner, then repeat until you have a bundle of nice thin, round noodles. Sounds like I have some choice to investigaste below.

          2. I think you might be looking for "la mian" 拉面 (or hand-pulled noodles)? If you are...then like flowbee alluded to above, there are perhaps dozens of places that do that here. Which part of the city are thinking of eating it?

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            1. re: fmed

              Saw your other post on the Seattle board. So you are looking for hand-pulled noodles. Close to downtown - Peaceful, Legendary Noodles make them. In Richmond - many Shanghainese/Northern places serve it there. Richmond Public Market Food Court - the Xian stall. Crystal Mall Food Court - Northern Meixi stall. Many places make them out of sight...if you want to watch them pull the dough, Peaceful Restaurant makes the noodles behind a glass partition. The owners are Xian (the region in China where handpulled noodles are an art form). The foodcourt stalls - Xian stall and the Northern Meixi stall - also make them to order in front.