- 1 ½ cups bread or all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cold water
- ¼ cup oil
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 300g ground lamb or beef
- 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. ginger, sliced
- ¼ cup spring onions, sliced; plus more for garnish
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- ¼ cup chili oil
The city of Xi’an in northwestern China boasts a cuisine that fuses Chinese and Middle Eastern flavors. Xi’an Famous Foods in New York City (an Anthony Bourdain approved restaurant) was the first place to bring the cuisine to the USA. And we’re here to help bring their specialty hand-ripped noodles, aka biang biang noodles, to your kitchen.
Yes, this involves making your own noodles from scratch—but trust us, that’s the fun part. To stretch the noodles, you must smash it on a flat surface repeatedly. It’s called biang biang noodles because of the sound it makes when the dough hits a plane. You can customize the recipe with your choice of protein and spices. But we just had to put the heat on this one.