Nouilles de Lan Zhou

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Noodles Made on the Spot and Served Fresh and Hot
One of our favorite spots in Montreal's Chinatown is Lan Zhou Noodles. It's a tiny restaurant at the top of the stairs leading down to an Asian market. The Lan Zhou style noodles are made by a man who stands at a counter near the front window. He makes them all day long, whipping and stretching the noodle dough into long strands and then popping the into the boiling water. Another man watches until they pop to the surface (about 45 seconds on my count) and then he scoops them up to add to broth along with vegetables. They have several types of broth but I always get the traditional braised beef broth. Perfect on a rainy day. Perfect on any day. There are three vegetable side dishes/salads which make good company to the bowl of steaming hot noodles. Yum.
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