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拉面 La Mian World

the quest for the perfect noodle

Kaifeng 开封 in China’s Henan province boasts an incredibly popular night market where you can savour juicy dumplings, spicy meat skewers and of course skilfully prepared la mian. When the night market swings into action you will find the young la mian pullers, a cigarette dangling from their mouths, the dough whizzing into hundreds of thin noodles, behind their soup-steaming market stalls. The pictured chef, however, serves his meals in a small shop in one of the tiny lanes in the city center.

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