Pork Chop Noodles

Paigu Mian

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By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Mild and Gingery — Meal: One-Dish

“The countryside around Chengtu was full of peddlers. They hauled their wares in carts or carried them in baskets over their shoulders, and each one had his own special noisemaker to tell people he was coming. They usually sold things like buttons or cloth, but some of them sold candy, and we children would wait in the dusty lane in front of the house for the sound of his wooden clacker. In the city, all the vendors sold food; you could get