Zhusheng Noodles, or literally "bamboo pole" noodles, are a traditional food in South China's Guangdong province. The special Lingnan delicacy is made with a bamboo pole, which is where it gets the name Zhusheng Noodles.
Unlike traditional noodles, duck eggs are used instead of water to make the dough for Zhusheng Noodles. After kneading the dough, a bamboo pole is used to compress it, which is considered the most important part of the process. The dough should be compressed into flat and thin slices, which are then cut into fine noodles or wonton skins.
A bowl of Zhusheng Noodles and wontons. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]
By delicately rolling the dough with a bamboo pole, the dough is evenly pressed, giving it a unique toughness when consumed.
Served with special soup cooked for three hours with pork bones, fish and shrimp, Zhusheng Noodles are uniquely suited to the tastes of Guangdong people.
Zhusheng noodles are served with a special soup. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]
People enjoy Zhusheng Noodles at a restaurant in Guangzhou. [Photo/Guangzhou Daily]