i’ve told you it’s weird that we ate only rice in beijing on the last day of our trip. i would have expected to eat rice everyday, being in an asian country, but for one reason or another we ate mostly bread and noodles instead. this was one of them — a chili beef noodle dish for me (and a delicious mushroom noodle soup for my friend, which unfortunately i didn’t get to photograph).
this noodle dish had a rich flavor from both the tender beef and the dried chilis. the noodles were also freshly made, so they had a very good bite to them, similar to the texture of japanese soba noodles. i didn’t get to finish this bowl, which tells you how heavy the noodles were, and how generous the serving was.