Yesterday some friends invited me for lunch at noodle restaurant. Since my friends were related to the owners of the restaurant, she let me into the tiny room where the master noodle maker was working his magic.
He took a lump of dough and rolled it into a super thin slab about 3 feet in diameter. This video clip picks up at the point where he is folding the dough into a dozen or so layers to cut it.
Were I to do this, I would have no fingers left. (note to readers receiving this post by email: if the video player does not display, click here to watch the clip on YouTube)
And this is what the finished product looked like:
They were as delicious as they look! And I was once again reminded that Beijing has some of the best food in the world!