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NicholasCutler Dec 11, 2011 11:49 PM

hello -

wondering if anyone can help... I am trying to figure out exactly what this dish is - it's a noodle dish, made up of a variety of sizes of cellophane noodles (tiny, fat, etc.) and tossed with vinegar, chili oil, peanuts and a ton of cilantro. Ate it twice - once at the wholesale markets in Qipu Lu and once at a Carrefour in Pudong (where there was a giant buffet-style set-up devoted to these noodles and they were tossed by hand by an employee)...

I am trying to tell someone who is going to china soon to ask for it, and I cannot for the life of me remember! help please!

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    zfalcon RE: NicholasCutler Dec 13, 2011 04:11 PM

    Were the noodles flat and perhaps cold? It could be liang pi noodles.

    1. Chemicalkinetics RE: NicholasCutler Dec 13, 2011 09:03 PM

      Liang Fen (凉粉) ?

      Sometime, it is resemble noodle, sometime more square and cubic.

      http://i7.meishichina.com/Eat/UploadF...

      http://www.sc666.com/upimage/Speciali...

      However Liang Fe is not really cellophane nor Shanghai in origin.

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        NicholasCutler RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 4, 2012 11:31 AM

        THAT'S IT!

        谢谢!!!

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          Chemicalkinetics RE: NicholasCutler Jan 4, 2012 07:42 PM

          Your welcome. It seems one of my original links does not work anymore, so I am linking two other pictures which may help others in the future:

          http://bxtbha.bay.livefilestore.com/y...

          http://pic1a.nipic.com/2008-08-27/200...

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