This chef says gold thread noodles should be ‘thin as paper, delicate, and fine as hair’. Photo: Yong Guo This chef says gold thread noodles should be ‘thin as paper, delicate, and fine as hair’. Photo: Yong Guo
This chef says gold thread noodles should be ‘thin as paper, delicate, and fine as hair’. Photo: Yong Guo
Chinese cuisine

The special ‘gold’ Chinese noodle that’s thin as a thread

  • Known as jinsimian in Chinese, gold thread noodles are thin as hair and reserved for important occasions
  • To achieve the effect, chefs carefully run a heavy knife back and forth across dough – a technique that takes a career to perfect

Topic |   Chinese cuisine
This chef says gold thread noodles should be ‘thin as paper, delicate, and fine as hair’. Photo: Yong Guo This chef says gold thread noodles should be ‘thin as paper, delicate, and fine as hair’. Photo: Yong Guo
This chef says gold thread noodles should be ‘thin as paper, delicate, and fine as hair’. Photo: Yong Guo
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