Guilin Rice noodles 桂林米粉


Chinese Name: 桂林米粉

English Name: Guilin Rice noodles

Category: Cassia cuisine桂菜

Main Ingredients: Rice noodles

Guilin Rice noodles 桂林米粉
Guilin Rice Noodles

Guilin Rice Noodles桂林米粉 is a traditional snack in Guilin, belonging to the Gui Cuisine桂菜 Department. Guilin rice noodles have been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage.

Guilin Rice noodles 桂林米粉
Guilin rice noodles with rich side dishes

It is said that Emperor Qin Shihuang秦始皇 sent Shi Lu to lead migrant workers to dig the Lingqu. After the Lingqu was completed, Emperor Qin Shihuang was accompanied by Prime Minister Li Si to visit Guilin’s landscape in disguise.

Qin Shihuang likes to eat carp whiskers and fish maw. He came to the Lijiang River and saw that the carp in the Lijiang River could be caught by hand, so he asked the boatman to get a lot of fish quickly and gave him a lot of money. I don’t know how many carp will be used to stir-fry a bowl of carp whiskers. Qin Shihuang killed thousands of carp in the upper reaches of the Lijiang River for half a month.

Guilin Rice noodles 桂林米粉
Home-style Guilin Rice Noodles

The carp king in the Lijiang River jumped wildly and vowed to overturn Qin Shihuang’s boat and let him die. He Bo knew the warning and said, “Don’t kill the emperor at will. You should find another way quickly.”. The king of carp was so quick to get wise that he made fish whiskers (rice noodles) and fish maw (cut noodles) from rice paste. Qin Shihuang ate it and applauded it. Since then, Guilin rice noodles have come out.

Guilin Rice noodles 桂林米粉
Guilin Rice Noodles with Beautiful Colors

Another legend is that Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, sent troops to fight in order to unify China. The ethnic minorities in South Vietnam are brave and strong, and they do not obey the King of Qin. As South Vietnam is located in a mountainous area, transportation is inconvenient, the Qin army is not acclimatized, and the food supply is difficult, a large number of soldiers often suffer from hunger and illness.

These northwest soldiers were born to eat wheat. The northwest noodles, noodles, mutton soup, and steamed buns are all their delicacies. Now they are far away from their native land and fight in the south. Food cannot be transported here. They have to collect food locally to solve the problem of food.

Guilin Rice noodles 桂林米粉
Attractive Guilin Rice Noodles

The south is rich in rice, but not wheat. According to the principle of making northwest Hel noodles, the cook first swelled the rice, ground it into rice paste, filtered the water, and kneaded it into a dough. Then steam the dough until it is half cooked, squeeze out the noodles manually, and put them directly into the boiling water pot to cook cooked food.

The doctor of the Qin army used local Chinese herbal medicine to make a soup of epidemic prevention medicine, which was used by soldiers to solve the problem of acclimatization. For the sake of health care and because of the tension of war, soldiers often eat rice noodles and medicine soup together. Over time, it gradually formed the embryonic form of Guilin rice noodle brine. Later, after the improvement and processing of the rice noodle sellers, it became a unique flavor of Guilin rice noodle brine.

How to make Guilin Rice noodles?


  • 200 grams of rice flour
  • 4 sour beans
  • 1 red pepper
  • A little lean meat
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 caraway
  • Moderate oyster sauce
  • A moderate amount of chicken powder
  • A little sugar
Guilin Rice noodles 桂林米粉
Materials for making Guilin rice noodles


  • Step 1, Clean and dice the sour beans, chop the lean meat, wash and cut the coriander into sections, peel and pat the garlic, and remove the seeds and shred the chili.
  • Step 2, Heat the pan with oil, pour down the chopped garlic, and fry until fragrant. Add minced meat and stir fry over high heat. Add the sour beans and stir fry for a while. Finally, add chili, oyster sauce, chicken powder, sugar, and a little water. Keep the fire boiling for about 2 minutes, and put it in a bowl.
  • Step 3, In addition, use a pot of boiling water to boil the rice noodles for a while. Pick up the cold water and drain it.
  • Step 4, The cooked ingredients can be spread on the rice noodles.
Guilin Rice noodles 桂林米粉
Delicious Guilin Rice Noodles

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