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ISO Qingdao-style cold sesame noodles (shou gan liang ban mian)

jeremyhfisher Jun 25, 2013 08:35 AM

Trying to find Qingdao-style cold sesame noodles (shou gan liang ban mian–Lau's translation) like Yipin in Flushing (now closed) used to make. Handmade whole wheat noodles topped with julienned cucumbers and a thick, spicy sesame sauce (photo credits to Dave Cook).

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    swannee Jun 25, 2013 09:48 AM

    Lu Xiang Yuan in Flushing made them for me, but I don't see them on the menu.

    1. DaveCook Jun 25, 2013 10:17 AM

      Those do look good; I'd forgotten all about them. In sweltering weather I'd especially appreciate hearing of any venue that serves them with lots and lots of cucumber.

      Dave Cook

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        BuildingMyBento Jun 25, 2013 10:27 AM

        That's not a Xi'an specialty?

        Wherever it's from, it is a good warm weather meal.


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          Lau Jun 29, 2013 09:50 AM

          shou gong = hand made, liang ban = basically means cold, mian = noodles

          so that name is just a fairly generic way of just saying handmade cold noodles. this is a northern dish, but im not sure whether it is a qingdao dish specifically?

          maybe ScoopG might know who makes this? (i dont know the northern places nearly as well as he does)

          1. ipsedixit Jun 29, 2013 10:46 AM

            Sheng Wang in Chinatown.

            1. jeremyhfisher Jul 1, 2013 10:52 AM

              Tried the version at Sheng Wang on ipsdixit's recommendation. They're listed as Cold Sesame Hand-Pulled Noodles on the menu (#31–see photo for Chinese). Slightly warm hand-pulled noodles in a very thin sauce, served with bok choy. They're ok, but not worth seeking out.

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