has a great variety of foods made of wheat flour. Noodles made in a special
way and served with a rich sauce and sliced vegetables are very popular.
La mian is a kind of noodle pulled by hands. The
noodle is soft, smooth and chewy and is served with a rich assortment
of vegetable and rich sauces.
Peeled with a knife, the noodle in the shape of willow
leaves, is soft and chewy. Served with a rich sauce or stir-fried, it
Cut with a two-handled knife, daobo mian
is triangular-shaped and is not as sticky as other noodles. It can be
served with a thick soup or stir-fried.
It is made in a unique way: using chopsticks to stir the flour
and water in a basin and then putting it into apot ofboiling water.
It is served with fried sauces or a rich sauce. It has a unique flavor.
Mao er duo (cats' ears) is shaped like its name and made by pressing
the dough with two fingers. Cooked in boiling water or fried with oil,
it can then be served with a rich sauce.
It is cooked after putting the soft dough through a special
sifter over a pot of boiling water. It can be served with a rich sauce.
The cooking process of jiu plan is as follows: roll dough
into sheets, cut into a long, narrow pieces, and then pull turn into
small pieces before puttag them into boiling water. Then it can be served
with a rich soup. t tastes smooth.
Helou is made by pressing dough through a sieve into a pot of
holing water to be cooked. Served with rich sauces, the smooth noodles
go down dasily.
Bo yu in boiling water looks like small fishes swimming through warns,
- hence its name. A soft noodle, it is served with a rich sauce.
Taiyuan enjoys a great variety of cakes made of wheat flour by way of
steaming, boiling, roasting baking and frying. There are more than 20
varieties of cakes, including rosy pancakes, taishi cakes, yiyo crisp
biscuits, fragrant-flower garlic pies, haw pancakes and silver-thread-like