Noodles Noodles Noodles

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I’ve always been an advocate for noodles over rice, and each time I eat these, I reaffirm my decision. These are called “You Po Mian” and are a broad, belt-shaped type of noodle, popular in Shaanxi Province, also known as biángbiáng miàn. It has vinegar, soy sauce, spices, garlic, bok choy and sprouts. It’s a super simple dish, but there’s something about chewy, handmade noodles that really brings it together. 

Noodles

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Noodles

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Noodles

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Noodles over rice anyday

Dinner

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Tomato and beef noodles with fried dough  

Noodles

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Spring

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Spring, beef noodles, and just one of the buildings in Wudaokou that is part of Beida.  

Biang

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This is the most complicated character in Mandarin, constisting of around 56 strokes. It's a type of noodle (noodle dish?) 

Chongqing

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Found a Chongqing restaurant and it was super tasty. First picture is beef noodles and second is jiaozi, served in hot water, compared to the strained jiaozi that are served here in the north. 

Noodles for days

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For the record, I prefer ‘Harbin’ beer to 'Yanjing’.

There was also a long aisle of candy with some interesting translations. At first I thought they were literally selling sex lube in bulk, but then realized that it’s merely candy with a poor translation.