What’s that, you say? What the heck are pulled noodles?
I was watching the Food Network, when I stumbled across Guy Fieri interviewing another man who looked like he was prepping some sort of dough. Anytime I see dough, I stop and watch. Baking fresh bread is one of my favorite things to do, although I don’t do it nearly enough! The whole process, from adding the just-warm-enough water to allow the yeast to work it’s magic to patiently waiting for the dough to rise…to kneading and kneading…and then finally, the end result. Fresh, out of the oven, dough? My first one ever was challah. AMAZING. I think my roommate that the time and I ate the entire challah right out of the oven. Okay, I love dough. And I also digress…
So, I was sitting there, waiting for the show to be about bread baking when things took a turn towards Noodle Town. I had never in my life seen noodles made by pulling, but it was incredible to watch.
This is art, folks. Noodles being made at Tasty Hand Pulled Noodles, NYC:
Lye water is used. It’s usually used to make soap. Who knew?!
I’m dying to make these. Not sure about how the kitchen will look or what I will end up looking like, with noodles flung all over the kitchen, but I do bet it would be a blast, giving it a shot.
Have any of you readers ever made pulled noodles? Or have you tried them?
Dare I ask if you’ve been to the spot featured in this clip? I’ll have to stop by next time I’m in NYC, but there have got to be more spots around the US that make them.