Hand Pulled Noodles

Over the summer, I tried making my own hand pulled noodles. I didn’t know how easy they were to make and it only takes a couple ingredients.

To make these noodles, you need flour, water and salt.  The ratio might change depending on the type of noodle you want and how you want to cook the end result.  Stir fried noodles need less water and will result in a tougher, stiffer dough.  Soup noodles will require more water and will give you a softer stretchier dough. (which might be more challenging to work with.)

Since this was my first time making it, I just used the recipe that was given. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until the dough comes together.

The dough will be soft and may be a little sticky. Don’t add more flour as this will make the dough tougher and harder to knead.

Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.  If the dough is too tough, allow the dough to rest for about 15 minutes and continue to knead. Cover and allow to rest for about 15 minutes.

Divide the dough into two parts.  Roll and stretch the dough to form long rectangles.  Coat the dough with oil and plastic wrap.

Wrap and allow the dough to rest 1 1/2 hours.

After resting, slice the dough into strips.

With two hands slowly stretch the dough to the desired thickness. I found that I had to roll the dough between my fingers to prevent breaking as I was stretching it.

As you are making the noodles, lay them out nicely and coat them with oil to prevent them from drying out.

Don’t do what I did, as I just kept stacking them. They are super soft and will tend to stick together.

In small batches boil the noodles for about 3 minutes (or more if your noodles are thicker).  Put the cooked noodles into some ice water (or just cold water) to help them keep their chew.

Serve these noodles in soup or stir fry. Yum

Recipe inspiration:

https://www.chinasichuanfood.com/hand-pulled-noodles-easier-version/

https://redhousespice.com/hand-pulled-noodles/

 

Hand Pulled Noodles

 

 

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Mix together the flour and salt. Slowly add the water. You want the dough to be soft and it may be slightly sticky. (more water if you want soup noodles, less water for stirfry noodles.)  Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.  If the dough is too tough, allow the dough to rest for about 15 minutes and continue to knead. Cover and allow to rest for about 15 minutes. Divide the dough into two parts.  Roll and stretch the dough to form long rectangles.  Coat the dough with oil and plastic wrap. Wrap and allow the dough to rest 1 1/2 hours. After resting, slice the dough into strips. With two hands slowly stretch the dough to the desired thickness. I found that I had to roll the dough between my fingers to prevent breaking instead of stretching the dough. As you are making the noodles, lay them out nicely and coat them with oil to prevent them from drying out. In small batches boil the noodles for about 3 minutes (or more if your noodles are thicker).  Put the cooked noodles into some ice water (or just cold water) to help them keep their chew. Serve these noodles in soup or stir fry. Yum. Enjoy.

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