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Hand pulled noodles|chinasichuanfood.com
Hand Pulled Noodles (Easier Version)
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
21 mins
Two methods of making Chinese style easier hand pulled noodles
Course: staple
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Hand Pulled, noodles
Servings: 4
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 300 g all-purpose flour ,you can use high gluten flour too, require more water and more resting time
  • 2 g salt
  • 155 ml water ,you can use 130ml to 170ml water, more information, see Note1
  • oil for coating or flour for dusting
  1. Mix salt with flour.
  2. Add water and knead for 5-6 minutes until the dough becomes quite smooth on surface If you feel this process is hard to finish one time, resting the dough for 15 minutes and then re-knead for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Cover with wet cloth (to avoid it drying out), cover and rest for 15 minutes.
To pull the noodles
Method 1: thin la mian method
  1. Roll out the dough to a large wrapper (rectangle if possible). Cut the wrapper to 1cm wide stripes. Dust flour and shape the long strips to around thick noodles. We will stretch the noodles before cooking. Cover the rest for 30 minutes to 1 hour until you can easily pull the noodles
  2. When the noodles are well rested, stretch the noodles slightly and we get long thin la main noodles.
Method 2: flat noodles
  1. Prepare a plate and brush some vegetable oil on surface. Cut the noodle dough into 6-8 portions (as equal as possible) Shape each one into a tongue or a rectangle and brush oil around. Cover with plastic wrapper and let the noodle rest for 1 hour.
  2. Take one portion out, press the center with a chopstick so we can separate the noodles later. Hold the two ends of the noodle strip and smash it against the operating board. You can slightly stretch it during the smashing process. But do not hurry; slow down so that you will not break it. At last separate the noodles along with the chop sticker trace.
how to cook the noodles
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boiling and then add a small pinch of salt. Cook the noodles for 4-5 minutes over medium fire. You can make a hot oil noodle or vegetable soup noodle.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

1.Dough with smaller water amount is harder to knead and require longer resting time. But the noodles will be easier to handle and they will be more uniform in thickness. The final noodles are much chewer and better for dry mixing and stir fries.

2.Dough with large water amount is easier to knead, require shorting resting time and easier to pull. However, you need to be very careful and slow down your speed to get uniformly thick noodles. The final noodles are much softer and better for noodle soups.

Nutrition Facts
Hand Pulled Noodles (Easier Version)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273
% Daily Value*
Sodium 197mg9%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.