The Chinese Muslim style of beef noodle is also known as clear broth or consommé-stewed beef noodle. It often uses halal meat and contains no soy sauce, resulting in a lighter taste that may be later on complemented with salt and herbs.
Locals attribute its creation to a Hui Chinese man from Lanzhou named Ma Baozi. In Gansu, Lanzhou, Lanzhou Beef Lamian is usually served with clear soup and one serve of hand-pulled lamian noodle per bowl.
In halal restaurants, only quality local beef from the Southern Yellow cattles prepared by the local halal butcher is used for the beef noodle. Chinese radish and the specially cooked spicy oil are also indispensable partners to Lanzhou Beef noodles.
The combination of hand-pulled noodle, clear soup and herbs are called “Yi Qing, Er Bai, San Hong, Si Lv, Wu Huang”. “Yi Qing” means something clear, which is the soup. “Er Bai” means something white, which is the Chinese radish. “San Hong” means something red, which is the chilli oil. “Si Lv” means something green, which is the coriander and leek. “Wu Huang” means something yellow, which is the hand-pulled noodles.
The mere thought of a hearty and tasty bowl of Lanzhou Beef Lamian is enough to send many of us into a passionate frenzy. So why not head over to Bowltiful now and be bowled over by our amazing noodles?