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Yunnan Guo Qiao Mi Xian (Bridge-crossing Noodle)

    Guo Qiao Mi Xian (Bridge-crossing Noodle) is a very strange name for this food, but a very popular food in Yunnan area as a representative of Yunnan cuisine.
It is formed with three parts: a bowl of chicken soup, a sliced non-staple food in addition to a dish of thin bean curd sheets and a dish of vegetables, then the rice noodles. With the seasoning of pepper powder, gourmet powder, fried chili, chopped onion, the soup appears colorful with red, green, yellow and white and its taste is unmatched.

  It is hard to trace back the origin of Guo Qiao Mi Xian (Bridge-crossing Noodle). According to some materials about this food, it might be originated from a bridge in southern Yunnan in Mengzi, where there is a rice vermicelli tradition at least 100 years old.
  And there is a story about Bridge-crossing Noodle. It is said that one day, a scholar was studying hard for his imperial exams. His wife was making a meal for him. She cooked many nutritious foods such as chicken soup, noodles. In order to make him eat conveniently, she combined all them just before eating, and them they became a nutritious bowl of steaming noodles. That is the origin of today’s Guo Qiao Mi Xian.
Why it calls "Guo Qiao Mi Xian"

To the strange name of this food, there are many claims about the origin.
  A claim tells us that when a scholar asked his wife to buy a noodlefrom the other side of a bridge. So when the husband asked his wife the name of the novel dish, she replied Guo qiao mi xian or bridge noodle.
  Another story about the name origin is interesting. It was also about a scholar told his wife to buy a bowl of noodle for him.When the wife crossed the bridge to the husband, carrying the meal in a basket, she tripped and accidentally poured hot broth into the bowl of raw meat. When she opened the basket to have a look, the meat was found to have been boiled, but also tasted delicious. Since the dish originated from a trip on the bridge, the name of the dish accordingly made reference to the bridge.

How to eat

1. This classic Yunnan dish should be prepared by the dinner at the table, providing some great culinary theater.

2. A deep soup bowl that full of piping hot stock is ready for each dinner

3. With other ingredients being put on the table, dinner firstly should add the meat to the soup bowl, followed by the raw eggs, mushrooms and noodles. The heat of the soup will cook everything through and the soup will become infused with all the flavors.

4. Lastly add the peanuts, spring onion and coriander and some chili and soy sauce as you like. Get slurping…

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