Hey, I am Yun Ling and come from Yunnan, the southwest of China. I am excited to study in Keuka and I want to introduce different food and culture to you, my American friends.
Today I want introduce you my favorite food Over-Bridge rice-noodle. A typical local delicacy of Yunnan, Over-Bridge rice-noodle is known at home and abroad for its special ingredients and preparation, its way of serving, its fresh taste, its rich nutrition and its culture background.
The soup is served hot, but its steam cannot be seen: it is covered by a layer of oil. When you put all the raw ingredients-meat, vegetables and rice noodle in, they will be well done by the hot soup in couple of minutes.
Over-Bridge Rice-noodle originated in Mengzi and have a history of more than 100 years. In ancient times, there was a scholar studying for an imperial examination, and he studied in a small islet away home. Every day his wife sent his meals there, but the meals were always cold because on her way she had to cross a long bridge.
One day, she cooked a hen for him, but she found the thick layer of fat on the chicken soup could keep it warm, So she put raw fish and pork slices in the soup, ad it tastes so fresh. After that, she frequently crossed the long bridge with the soup, meat slices and rice noodles. Since then, her husband could enjoy hot meals and he finally did very well in the exam.
This story explains how this method of cooking was created and how it spread.