Cultural Artifact with Hot Dry Noodles

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Culture is not only reflected in the performing arts or languages, but it is also more able to reflect on the food that people under different food cultural backgrounds, their eating habits and tastes are different. Every place in this world had one or more typical foods to show its culture. Wuhan, where I grew up, is famous not only of its historical sites, like Yellow Crane Tower and Guiyuan Tempe but also famous of its characteristic snacks, such as Hot Dry Noodle, Doupi and duck necks. In these special foods, Hot Dry Noodle is the most important one because it is not only good at taste, but it also can show the culture of Wuhan that this city contains enthusiasm, wisdom, gentleness, and perseverance. In order to prove thesis, I am going to discuss the history of Hot Dry Noodles, Hot Dry Noodles in Wuhan people’ lives, and the culture aspect of Hot Dry Noodles. Most characteristic foods usually have legendary stories, and Hot Dry Noodles is no an exception. In the 1920s, most Chinese were not wealthy. A hawker named Bao Lee, sold jelly and noodles for living in Long Beach Street, Hankou. One day, the weather was unusually hot, and a lot of noodles were not sold out. Bao Lee was afraid that noodles would become rancid, so he cooled remaining noodles, and dried these noodles on board. However, he accidentally knocked over the oil pot, and sesame oil poured on the noodles. Bao Lee saw this, and there was no alternative but to mix the noodles with oil and let noodles dry

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