2014-07-14 22:01 ChineseTime

Beijing Noodles with Soybean Paste

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Beijing Noodles with Soybean Paste

Beijing Noodles with Soybean Paste is a northern Chinese dish consisting of thick wheat noodles topped with a mixture of stir-fried ground pork and cucumber with fermented soybean paste. Nicknamed as "Chinese spaghetti", the noodles has been popular throughout Beijing.

In Summer Solstice, natives in Beijing have a tradition of eating noodles. Food relevant to Summer Solstice always sells well during this period. People can eat as much lettuce and chilled noodles as they wish, because these foods can help stimulate appetites instead of undermining their health in the hot summer days.

Noodles with Soybean Paste Self-made Noodles with Soybean Paste is the Beijingers’ Favorite. Due to their popularity, the price of different kinds of noodles shoots up in Summer Solstice. So people usually prefer to make noodles at home. Hand-made noodles and hand-pulled noodles are very popular. After noodles are cooked, cool them with cold water. and then mix in the fried soybean paste. If you like, you can also mix in some cucumber slices, summer radish slices and soybean sprouts. Two pieces of garlic added can make the noodles savory. Or you can stir the noodles with sesame oil, vinegar and zanthoxylum oil, because noodles with sesame sauce have a distinctive flavor. Many people also prefer to eat hot noodles in the summer. These are called "Guotiaoer". It is said that eating hot noodles can help dispel evils and the moisture and summer heat inside human bodies.



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