In Dunhuang, in addition to appreciating murals and experiencing cultural atmosphere, it is also very important to taste local area on tip of your tongue! In Dunhuang, exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese and Western civilizations created a uniquely charming Dunhuang culture, and also gave birth to a unique Dunhuang cuisine. Dunhuang donkey meat yellow noodles is one of the most popular local famous snacks.
The bowl of donkey meat yellow noodles has two parts, one is donkey cooking meat and other is hand-drawn yellow noodles. As saying goes: "Dragon meat in sky, donkey meat on ground." Many gourmets consider donkey meat to be best in world. Donkey meat yellow noodles in Dunhuang combines donkey meat and yellow noodles. Yellow and attractive ramen is served with stewed vegetables or fried sauce and served with a series of donkey meat side dishes. It is different and has a unique taste. Tastes very comfortable.
Yellow noodles are a type of flour unique to Dunhuang. It is carefully crafted through several processes such as kneading, plucking and stripping. It is so named because after cooking it turns slightly yellow.
The best yellow noodles should be thin and long, as thin as a dragon's beard and as long as a golden thread, which puts higher demands on noodle masters. In Dunhuang, a ramen chef can be seen from afar waving his arms in front of a restaurant. Like a magic magician, he waves a piece of light yellow dough with his hands, sometimes stretching it into long strips. Sometimes it turns into a sinuous shape, and, as if by magic, dough weighs six or seven felines are immediately pulled into thin vermicelli-like noodles.
Yellow noodles have a long history in Dunhuang. The frescoes in Mogao Grotto Cave 156 are said to have vivid scenes of creation of yellow faces. As they say, one side supports other. After years of fireworks, Huang Mian stepped off Dunhuang frescoes and entered real life, becoming longer and longer, more and more refined, bright and smooth, flexible and chewy, becoming a real folk delicacy.
Served noodles are bright yellow in color, natural and even, soft and chewy. Yellow noodles are of two types: dry and soupy: dry food means that yellow noodles are poured with brine (from chopped pork belly or boiled meat, mushrooms, slices of tofu, vermicelli, radish, cabbage, etc.); Put it in cooked saozi soup (with meat saozi and vegetarian saozi), eat noodles and drink soup, so refreshing. Whether eaten dry or in soup, paired with a bowl of traditional stew (originally large meat, later changed to donkey meat), it's a truly tempting meal.
Donkey meat and yellow noodles are fragrant in ancient city, and Dunhuang food is famous everywhere. By tasting yellow noodles with Dunhuang donkey meat, you will not only taste Dunhuang delicacies and folk customs, but also touch culture of Silk Road and Chinese civilization on a thousand-year road.