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Liangpi

Liangpi

Liangpi

Liangpi

As a dish of cold noodles in a sauce that hits every possible flavor category (sweet, tangy, savory, herbal, nutty and dozens of others), Liangpi (cold noodles) is a famous summer snack (also sold in winter) in Xian. It is a noodle-like Chinese dish made from wheat or rice flour.

Originally, this snack only can be found in Shaanxi province. But because of its good taste, it has already been spread around the country, in particular the northern and central regions.

There are three kinds of Liangpi that you can choose to taste. The first one called Hanzhong Liangpi which is a kind of Liangpi that are steamed with garlic and hot chili oil. The second type is Majiang Liangpi which is garnished with julienned cucumber and a sauce made of salt, vinegar, hot chili oil and especially black sesame paste. The last one called Shan Xin Gan Mian Pi which is tasted a bit firmer and seemed dark in color.


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