Biang Biang noodles: Shaanxi specialty noodles are also the most difficult to write Chinese characters


Biang Biang noodles
Biang Biang noodles

Biang Biang noodles

It has a great taste, why does Biang Biangg noodle make people so scared?

Emerging in countless delicacies of the nation of billions of people, Biang Biang noodles are known as a specialty of Guanzhong, Shaanxi (China).

Not to mention spices, the main ingredients to make Biang Biang noodles are simply flour, mixed with water and salt. This mixture will be kneaded well, before boiling, the chef will stretch the dough into long strands, 2 – 3cm wide.

Few people know that Biang Biang noodles rank first in Shaanxi Ten Daguai (the 10 most strange things in Shaanxi are handed down in folklore). In particular, Biang Biang noodles are compared to “pants tie”.

The name of the specialty noodle dish in Shaanxi is also a Chinese character… it’s very sharp and difficult to write

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Biang Biang is just a transliteration, its standard way of calling it is biang.

According to SCMP , Biang is the most complicated Chinese character, to write it requires:

– 58 strokes (traditional Chinese).

– 43 strokes (simplified Chinese).

Meanwhile, to write a normal Chinese character only needs an average of 9 strokes. Interesting right?

The name Biang Biang, or biang, is actually to simulate the “beep” sound when the chef pulls the noodles and then hits the table.

In the Chinese concept, long noodles are a symbol of longevity. I don’t understand why the big, short noodle style likeBiang Biang is so popular.

One more interesting fact about Biang Biang noodles: Because the word biang is too complicated, it can’t be displayed on the computer, even difficult to find in a Chinese dictionary.

Basically, this word is assembled from many sets of characters: Mien (roof), Nguyet (moon), Tam (heart), Mi (silk, silk), Ma (horse)…

In fact, Biang is considered a local word and is almost impossible to extract with 100% accuracy.

Also according to SCMP, Chinese teachers also use the word “Bang” as punishment for children who are lazy to practice writing. How? Write again and again so that it is enough… 1000 words Biang!

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