Oodles of Noodles


I recently learned a little trivia....archaeologists found an earthenware bowl containing the world's oldest known noodles.   Try this: over 4,000 years old.  That is one old noodle.  They were discovered in China along the Yellow River.  How they did this, I do not know, but the experts determined that the noodles were made by pulling and stretching the dough...no Kitchen Aid mixer, just strong arms and hands. 

(oh, and you know those popular instant noodles, in 1958 they were sold in Japan!)  


Love this folk art print, "Thriving Business" by Pan Ziaoling.
It shows the fascination of watching noodles being made.

Now lets zoom over to Singapore with the Little Muggers and visit an authentic noodle house, crammed between hundreds of tiny, shops.

The same fascination for noodles continues today.













This tiny noodle shop is packed with customers, all hungering for fresh cooked noodles.
We think the "noodle-man" was pretty cool to pose for  so many photos.

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Comments

bgottsab said…
Fun stuff! Love the folk art print - so happy and cheerful.
seabluelens said…
Well, now I'm hungry and not a noodle in sight. What am I going to do? :)