Lanzhou (Lan-Jo) is a city in Gansu province, China, home of a significant population of Hui Muslims, whose rich history influence the array of food specialties in the region. But if you are short on money or time to travel to Lanzhou, don’t fret, you can experience Lanzhou’s famous hand-pulled laghman (lagman, lamien) noodles in Cairo.
On a quiet, shady street in Daher district, sit outside at the Chinese Muslim Restaurant and enjoy Beef Noodle Soup, Lanzhou-style. Hand pulled, springy lamian noodles is dough that is roped through the fingers over and over,then slapped against the table to create hundreds of tender noodles. Each noodle dish is prepared by hand-pulling dough into noodles of various sizes…right in front of you!
Mosques in China
The Great Mosque of Xi’an was built in 742AD under the reign of Emporer Zuanzong Li Longi in Tang Dynasty in Chinese architectural style. It has survived centuries till today, being renovated in the Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing Dynasties.
Xuahue Mosque named He Don (Qingshuihedong meaning East River Mosque) built in 1485. Qingshuihedong Mosque in Salar Autonomous – Xunhua For history of the mosque and area read: Xiahe to Xining Chinese architecture modern minarets in Xunhua
Dongguan Mosque in Xining
Emin Minaret and mosque -Turpan, Xinjiang Province. The Emin Minaret was named after a local Turpan general, Emin Khoja. During the Qing Empire, the general sided with the Qing Empire against the Dzungar Mongols and defeated them. The minaret was completed in 1778 during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1735–1796). For more information read: Foiled at the Finish
Urumchi, China Xinjiang Province
Hezhou Mosque: (I think because it was not clear the exact name of the mosque; the dome minaret below is behind this mosque.
Located on the east side in the middle of Jianzhong Road, Hezhou Mosque was first built in the late 19th century and rebuilt in 1988
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I really enjoyed that.I didn’t that if you have the patience, and really want something bad enough, you can do it! Thank you for sharing this – maybe someday I will try.
Gosh…if you try…I would love to know how you do. There are lots of videos on YouTube about the process. They are so quick with their movements and have to be strong for all the kneading. L.
Thank you. This looks interesting and delicious. We could sure use some of these noodles this very cold, snowy Colorado day!
I know, right, nothing beats a good noodle soup!L.
How did you find this place? You are amazing. John and I get on the train tomorrow morning for our overnight trip back to Portland. We’re in LA now where it is SO beautiful, sunny, and clear. Would love to stay longer.
You know, through word of mouth, that is the way it goes in this part of the world. I love when you tell a story and then someone adds on to it like telling me about this restaurant. It was wonderful being able to communicate too. Love, L.