Biang Biang Noodles

This was a collaboration with @vernahungrybanana and full recipe credit goes to her.

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Those slapping sounds are defo open to interpretation… 🌚👀😅 but fresh hand pulled noodles, aka Xi’an biang biang noodles, anyone? How do you think me and @thelittlelondonvegan did? 🍜

This was actually SOOO easy and fun to make, all that’s required is lots of time to knead the dough smooth and the rest the dough for a few hours so it’s nice and soft for the pulling action.

Here’s a quick summary of what to do

Ingredients, serves 4

For noodles:
– 500g plain flour
– 250ml water
– Pinch of salt
– 2 tbsps vegetable oil (for coating not to mix in)

Ingredients for seasoning:
– 1 tbsp light soy for base
– 1 tsp dark soy for a little darker colour (not in this video)
– 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
– Handful of chopped spring onions
– 2-3 tsp chilli powder with flakes and seeds
– 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar (apple cider vinegar was used as substitute in this video)
– 50ml vegetable oil, heated to smoking

1. Mix flour and salt together, and gradually add in water.
2. Form into dough ball, cover and rest for 30 mins.
3. Knead until a smooth dough surface, separate into 4 dough balls, cover and rest for 1 hour.
4. Roll out dough balls into 1cm thick palm sized ovals, cover liberally with oil. Cover and rest for another hour.
5. Gently press the centre with a chopstick in the horizontal centre of dough.
6. Stretch from the middle and then both ends to pull it longer, slap it against the surface to help the process
7. When it’s a suitable length, split the dough down the dent to form a loop of noodle.
8. IMMEDIATELY drop into salted boiling water for 3-5mins, depending on how thick the noodles are.
9. Dress with seasoning, heat up oil and drizzle on top.
10. Slurp away and enjoy!.

Honestly sooo tasty and the chewy texture was delicious with the slight tang from the rice vinegar. The hot oil poured over chilli flakes makes it super aromatic and you don’t even need that many ingredients for this. Save and try this, and have fun!!

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