History of Wuhan hot dry noodles

Wuhan hot dry noodles
Wuhan hot dry noodles

Wuhan is the provincial capital of Hubei Province. Hanjiang, the largest tributary of the Yangtze River, flows into the Yangtze River here. Abundant water resources bring convenient water transportation resources. Wuhan has been an important area of commercial trade since ancient times. Tens of thousands of ships are busy loading and unloading every day. Tens of thousands of people have sprung up in the docks, one after the other, and the flow is endless.

Boatman , merchant, docker ,they are in a hurry. When they are hungry, they are not allowed to be picky about the food. They only choose the food that can satisfy their hunger cheaply. It is convenient and fast for the best, which lays the foundation for the development of Wuhan hot dry noodles.

According to legend, hot dry noodles were invented by a man named Li Bao. In the early 1930s, Li Bao lived in Guandi temple, Hankou, selling cold noodles and soup noodles. One day, the weather was extremely hot, and many noodles were not sold. He was afraid that the noodles would go rancid, so he boiled the leftover noodles and dried them on the board. Accidentally, He knocked down the oil pot on the case and spilled sesame oil on the noodles. Seeing this, Li Bao had no choice but to mix the noodles with oil and air them again. The next morning, Li Bao put the cooked noodles with oil in the boiling water and scalded them a little. He picked them up and drained them into the bowl. Then he added the spices for selling bean jelly, which made them hot and fragrant. People rush to buy and eat. When someone asked him what he was selling, he blurted out that it was "hot dry noodles". A few years later, a man named Cai Mingwei saw the business opportunity of "hot dry noodles". Cai Mingwei improved the quality of "hot dry noodles" and opened the first hot dry noodle shop. Driven by many merchants and dense traffic, the convenient and affordable hot dry noodles began to be popular.