Jook-sing noodles

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Jook-sing noodles
Jsingnoodlemaking.jpg
Chef making the noodles in the traditional method
Place of origin
China
Main ingredients
Flour, eggs (traditionally duck eggs)
Cookbook:Jook-sing noodles  Jook-sing noodles
Jook-sing noodles
Simplified Chinese 竹升面
Traditional Chinese 竹昇麵
Cantonese Jyutping zuk1 sing1 min6
Literal meaning bamboo rise noodle

Jook-sing noodles is a rare type of Chinese noodle found in some parts of Hong Kong, Macau, and some parts of Guangzhou in Guangdong province, China.

Description[edit]

The noodle is made with eggs, traditionally made with duck egg, and is considered one of the rarer noodles in existence. Historically the chef rides a bamboo log to press the eggs, flour, and other ingredients together. As of 2008 in Hong Kong, only a few restaurants are left that make the noodles in the traditional manner.[1]

In 2009, a restaurant, Bamboodles, featuring noodles prepared in this style, opened in the San Gabriel Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, California.[2]

Use in dishes[edit]

One of the noodle's most popular combinations in a dish is jook-sing wonton noodles (竹昇雲吞麵).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b TVB. "TVB." Episode 1 on May 25 2008 of Chua's Choice (蔡瀾歎名菜), See 蔡生解說 tab for picture of chef riding the log. Retrieved on 2008-06-21.
  2. ^ Jonathan Gold. "Bamboodles: Packing a Rod". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2009-04-05.