According to LaMian History, a Hui Muslim Chef from the city of Lanzhou in China first invented LaMian (hand pulled noodles) in the early 1800s, during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). His descendants continued in the tradition of making the noodles, and the fame and popularity of the dish quickly grew among the local population.

              LaMian is a type of Chinese noodle made by stretching and folding the dough into strands.  The noodles should be made fresh and dropped into boiling water immediately.  Often customers can watch the whole process from their table.

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