31 May '13, 10pm

Would you cross a bridge for these noodles? :) @LynnetteWoo

Would you cross a bridge for these noodles? :) @LynnetteWoo

The stories vary; no one can say for sure. The wall of our restaurant had its own version: A scholar preparing for his Imperial examination locked himself away in his room to ensure optimum concentration. His devoted young wife, wanting to bring him a nourishing meal, traveled a great distance – even crossing a bridge – between their home and the exam site. In order to prevent the food from going cold, she separated all the ingredients, heating up her pot of chicken soup upon arrival and adding the individual items for a meal that warmed her husband’s body and soul. He scored well, they prospered, and “Crossing the Bridge Noodles” or guò qiáo m ǐ xi à n (过桥米线) was born. A fresh bowl of guò qiáo m ǐ xiàn was the order of the day as soon as we stepped off the plane, ready for our first official meal in Kunming, the Eternal Spring city and capital of China’s Yunnan Province. ...

Full article: http://michellephan.com/blog/post/food-frenzy-bridge-cros...

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