Food for Thought
5:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

The Tossed-Off Magic Of Chinese Hand-Pulled Noodles

Chinese hand-pulled noodles -- made with no equipment but the chef's hands.

The first time I watched hand-pulled noodles being made, I could hardly believe what I was seeing.  

The chef took a lump of dough, stretched, twisted, tossed and swung and lo — there were noodles.

Here. See for yourself.

That was chef Cheng Biao Yang of Uway Malatang hot pot restaurant in the Seattle ID making it look easy.

Wouldn't you love to give that a try? I sure would — just as soon as I learn to toss pizza dough that doesn't wind up draped over my head.

"I wouldn't exactly call it 'cooking' but I can make noodles..."

–Devon Werkheiser