Guoqiao Mixian

Across the Bridge Rice Noodles

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as Part of a Chinese Meal, or 2 as a Single Dish.
    • Difficulty


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By Ken Hom

Published 1990

  • About

Substantial, this very special Yunnan soup of rich chicken stock is served along with slices of pork, chicken, black mushrooms, blanched bean sprouts, cooked ham, rice noodles, and spring onions. The condiments include chilli oil, or chili bean sauce, salt, and soy sauce, for dipping. Legend has it that a scholar, preparing for the Imperial examinations, isolated himself on an island connected to the shore by a long bridge. His devoted wife was dismayed that her carefully prepared meals