During my last trip to China, when I stayed in Beijing, I ended up staying at a different hotel. The hotel I usually use was being remodeled, so I used another one close to the normal one. There was a restaurant at this hotel, so I thought I would give it a try. Do you know what I found?
In the open kitchen area, they were making their own noodles. If you have been to China, you probably know noodles are quite popular and common for any meal of the day. I don’t know how they take the large balls of dough and get to separate into the individual noodles, but the gentleman in the photograph above has mastered it!
As you can tell from the size of these pots, they make a lot of noodles at one time. Sometimes the noodles are served cold, but I prefer mine to be hot.
For those of us that aren’t overly skilled with chopsticks, there is a slight challenge with eating noodles. Sometimes you get too big of a group with your chopsticks, and there seems to be no end to the noodles you are eating. So, what do you do? Well, you have two options — you can either bite off the noodles and let them fall back into the bowl, or you can just slurp it all up. By far the most common practice is to slurp it all up with no hesitation.