Welcome to Souped-Up Recipes In China there are restaurants in every corner serving handmade noodles.
Those restaurants are very busy because their noodles taste amazingly fresh.
There are many ways to make your own noodles Today, I'm going to share you my version.
It has simple ingredients but requires a bit of patience.
Let's get started.
To make this noodle you need strong flour.
Try to look for bread flour in your local store.
Do not use cake flour or all-purpose flour because the texture of your noodle should be bouncy.
Bread flour contains a lot of proteins and gluten So it can be stretchy a lot once it's made in a dough.
We'll do that later.
Add ½ teaspoon of salt Give that a mix You need 2 eggs and some water.
These two together should weigh 5.
5 ounces because every egg is Different so add the egg in first and add some water until it's 5.
5 ounces If you're vegetarian you can skip the egg and add 4.
5 oz of water.
Slowly pour it into the flour and use chopstick just stir it like this.
Now we can start kneading it.
At first you will see it's dry and messy It will feel like it's impossible to knead it until it becomes smooth Do not add any water it is very important to keep the balance between water and flour.
Just be patient.
Try to get all the flour to stick together.
After five minutes you'll get something like this.
It doesn't look good, right? Don't worry.
Just cover it.
Let it sit for 30 minutes We're going to check back.
This is 30 minutes later.
You can feel that the dough has become softer; it is more pliable.
Knead it for another 5 to 8 minutes use this folding technique: fold it again and again.
This technique helps push the air out it also makes the fiber, and the protein becomes stronger so the texture of your noodle will come out bouncy.
I have been kneading this for about 8 minutes.
So, this is what you are looking for it is very smooth.
In Chinese we call it a hard dough because the flour contains less water compared to other doughs.
It is very tough which is exactly what we need.
the noodle will stay bouncy and firm for long time; it won't be soggy and moist.
Now we can go to the next step: roll the dough into thin sheets The amount I gave is enough for 2 to 3 people but the rolling mat is not big enough, so I cut in half.
Sprinkle some flour in case this sticks to the rolling mat.
You really need to do some hard work here because it will take a while to make it thin.
You need it to be 1 to 2 millimeters thick.
Make sure it is even so it cooks properly Sprinkle some flour on it evenly.
Make sure you get the other side too.
This prevents the noodle from sticking together.
Fold it like this.
Use a sharp knife to cut it like this.
Do not push down with the hand you're holding it with or else the noodle will stick together.
I recommend 1.
The thicker you cut it the harder your noodle is going to be.
You can play with it a little bit to see what you like.
Check it out you! have perfect homemade noodles.
If you want to save it then add some flour in case it clumps up.
This will last 2 days in the fridge.
Now I'm going to show you one way how I like to eat them: put it in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes Don't go away, because they overflow easily Up to 2 minutes you can take one out and try it to see if you like it.
Once you think it's perfect you just take them out, get rid of the excess water and put it in the bowl.
Add one tablespoon of soy sauce, one teaspoon of Chinese black vinegar one teaspoon of dark soy sauce one teaspoon of Minced Ginger, one teaspoon of Minced Garlic, some spring onion some cilantro, and 1-2 teaspoon of chili flake (depending on your taste) Heat up 2.
5 Tablespoon of oil.
I'm using vegetable oil.
Pour the hot oil on top of the noodles Try to put it on those aromatic to release the flavor.
Mix everything together.
That looks so good! Mmm! Smells so good! The aroma is a mix of all the ingredients.
Feels like I'm a food heaven now — can't wait to eat! Mmm! The noodle tastes so fresh and delicious! Seriously forget about those pre-packed noodles: if you have the time and patience to make this whoever you make it for will be so surprised to hear that you made it! Make sure you watch my next video because I'm going to show another cool way to prepare these tasty noodles.
As always check the description for all the Ingredient amounts and the steps.
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