Hot Dry NoodlesSource: Hubei Tourism Bureau 04/21/2012 07:04:33
Hot Dry Noodles is a traditional snack in Wuhan with a long history of 80 years. It was said that in early 1930s,there was a person named Libao in Hankou District of Wuhan, who sold Cool Power Noodles and Noodles in Soup. One day , it was hot and there was a lot of noodles left, he was afraid the noodles became mold and turned worse. So he boiled noodles left, took it out , dried it on the chopping board, But he splashed sesame oil over noodles because of carelessness. A good idea came to his mind that Libao mixed and stirred noodles with sesame oil, then cooled it.
The next day, he warmed the noodles in hot water and put some spices in them, then sold them to the customers. Someone asked: what are they? Libao answered without hesitation, hot and dry noodles. That day the noodles were sold unexpectedly fast, thus a new species of food came into being.