Consisting of a flavorful broth, shaved beef, tender radishes, herbs, chili oil, and chewy noodles, Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup (兰州拉面, lanzhou lamian) has the majority vote for favorite bowl of noodles among 1.4 billion very culinarily-conscious citizens.
TAIWANESE BEEF NOODLE SOUP - "Taiwanese beef noodle soup is called hong shao niu rou mian. Beef shank or brisket are traditionally used, but a nice marbled beef chuck would work as well. The beef becomes so tender in this dish, and the broth is full of intense flavor (thanks to the anise seed!) when simmered for up to 3 hours. It is worth the wait."
Gingered Stir-Fry with Shrimp and Snow Peas 1/2 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon Chinese chile-garlic sauce 1 teaspoon cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks 1/2 pound snow peas 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined 4 small scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal Steamed rice, for serving