|Yunnan Kunming | Across The Bridge Rice Noodles (Guo Qiao Mi Xian)|
|Thursday, 11 February 2010 15:18|
Ingredients? This famous noodle is made of pre-cooked plain rice noodles (that resembles or similar to Malaysia's Asam Laksa noodles), very thin slices of chicken, pork or fish and raw vegetables.
Each diner is given one own's bowl of a very hot soup. One is supposed to quickly place all the ingredients into the hot soup Which has been stewed earlier with chicken or spare ribs. There is a thin layer of oil floating on top, works to maintain the warmness of the soup. Simple yet delicious!
How does the name 'Across the Bridge Rice Noodles' come about? It is said that during Qing Dynasty, there was a scholar who was preparing for his imperial examination. He retreated in an isolated island to study. Every day, his wife would bring him his meal, on the way crossing a bridge. Overtime, the wife became creative; she discovered the best way to keep the meal warm during winter. It was the top layer of oil of the chicken soup!
Eventually, the scholar did very well in his examination and in tribute to his wife's daily commute; the noodle is named as 'Across the Bridge Rice Noodles'.
There is also an alternative name to this noodle - Imperial Rice Noodles or called as 'Chuang-Yen Mi-Xian' by locals; originated from the same story.
Throughout our stay in Kunming Dali Lijiang, we sampled no less than 3 types of 'Across the Bridge Rice Noodles'. My first choice? The one from the classic shop, 'Jie Xing Yen', just across the street from Enjoying International Hotel.
Price: Ranging between RMB8 and RMB30 per bowl, depends on the side dishes.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 20:25|
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