​​Biang Biang Noodles are an iconic dish from the Shaanxi province of China. The name "biang biang" comes from the sound made when the chefs slap the wide, thick noodles against the worktop. These noodles are typically served with a simple yet savoury combination of chilli oil, garlic, soy sauce, and a range of wonderful toppings. The result is a dish that's as delightful to eat as it is to make.

For the Noodles:

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup water (adjust as needed)

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for coating)

For the Sauce:

Optional Toppings:

  • Cooked ground pork or beef

  • Blanched bok choy or spinach

  • Toasted sesame seeds

  • Fresh coriander, chopped

Red Chinese lanterns with black characters hang under a curved, transparent roof structure.

How to Cook

Preparing the Noodles

Make the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the salt together. Gradually add the water while stirring with a wooden spoon, or your hands until the dough forms. 

Knead the Dough: Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and is elastic in texture. Then, cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for a minimum of 30 minutes. 

Shape the Noodles: Next, you need to divide the dough into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, and then flatten it into a rectangular shape. Then, coat each piece lightly with vegetable oil, and cover again and leave to rest for another 15 minutes. 

Pull the Noodles: Take one piece of dough and use a rolling pin to roll it into a long, flat strip. Using your hands, gently pull the dough from the centre outward to stretch it into a long, wide noodle. The noodles should be about 1-2 inches wide.

Cook the Noodles: Bring a large pot of water to the boil, and then, gently add the noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes, until they are floating to the surface and are cooked through. After this, drain the noodles and set them aside. 

Preparing the Sauce

Heat the Oil: In a small saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking.

Mix the Sauce: In a serving bowl, combine the minced garlic, green onions, chilli oil, black vinegar, if you’re using it, and sugar. 

Pour the Hot Oil: Carefully pour the hot oil over the sauce mixture. You should hear a satisfying sizzle as the oil cooks the garlic and green onions, releasing their flavours into the sauce. Stir well to combine.

Carefully pour the hot oil over the sauce mixture, you should hear the satisfying sizzle as the oil cooks the garlic and green onions together, releasing their tasty flavour into the sauce. Stir well to combine. 

Putting It All Together

Combine Noodles and Sauce: Place the cooked noodles in the serving bowl with the sauce. Toss well to ensure the noodles are evenly coated.

Add Toppings: Top the noodles with your choice of cooked ground pork or beef, blanched bok choy or spinach, toasted sesame seeds, and fresh coriander.

Serve: Enjoy your Biang Biang Noodles immediately while they're hot and flavourful.

Enjoying Your Biang Biang Noodles.

There’s something incredibly satisfying about making and eating Biang Biang Noodles. The process of stretching the dough, the aromatic sizzle of the hot oil hitting the sauce, and the bold, savoury flavours all come together to create a truly memorable meal. Whether you’re enjoying them as a quick lunch or a hearty dinner, these noodles are sure to delight your taste buds and bring a bit of Shaanxi's culinary magic to your kitchen. 

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A bowl of flat noodles mixed with pieces of chicken, bok choy, and red chili slices, garnished with sesame seeds.
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