High loess slope (2002/8/21)
Northwest has entered.
Morning woke up, looked out the window, greeted full of loess. Huang Shan, yellow groove, the yellow, the yellow of the village, yellow courtyard. Green is also yes, a block of green corn standing on the roadside yellow land in the village courtyards and even see the white of the satellite receiver pan.
I am excited, Li got up, supporting the view out the window.
Train speeding, and accompanied by the train tracks rhythmic sound of the loess hills out the window one by one blow against our faces, twinkling of an eye away. 1 Road, valley, ridge, hillside, in the face of rapidly passing. Looking at it round after round of loess ditch huangtukan, a kindness rushing toward us. Many years ago, my life and this had Huangtupo tightly integrated memories have been tightly linked with the Yellow Earth. The loess in the sky, I felt the breath of life in the past and a distant call.
This calls for distant and intimate.
Seeing eyes in the passing of the high loess slope of loess Leung, Yan-ran and jumped into the brain a problem.
Loess in this high beam, how ordinary people are usually linked, how do say hello? ... ... Not only across the ridge, inviting voice shouted Mody?
Oh, I see why the Northwest folk songs are always inviting voice will cry? Why does not the Deng Northwest folk songs are always something presentable and acceptable? That is because it really does not belong to the stage, where she belonged to the high loess slope, where the yellow part of the land, a native of the people who belong here.
I do not know when the train's radio sounded the famous northern Shaanxi folk song: "Red that bright red flower yo, let's Red Army ... ..." Listen for this familiar voice, I still stood, looking out the window, staring continually snatched away the loess slope ... ...
The train slowly westward along the Yellow River valley, the tracks sound significantly slower. The right side of the Yellow River meandering swing in the car, a seat of the Yellow River Bridge in passing out of the window.
Vehicles to Lanzhou.
Said the Yellow River is the mother of Lanzhou, Lanzhou, a pearl in the Yellow River. That's right, Lanzhou, north of the mountains to the south is also a mountain, north of the Yellow River along the city slowly to the eastward course. Lanzhou body lying on the quiet in the two mountains, gently hugging the Yellow River.
Lanzhou street-level lot, shops a lot, very pretty. The building is very atmospheric, tough bones revealing Yi Gu, revealing the Northwest's expansive and atmospheric. Business prosperity and a modern urban style. Many buses also very new. Clean the city is completely contrary to my surprise, before reading a message, saying it was a foreign spy satellites in the sky suddenly find Lanzhou, and suspect that the Chinese invented what new weapons, shelter Lanzhou. Later, an investigation, before we know because of air pollution in Lanzhou too much and poor air quality, resulting in Lanzhou in the sky could not see the. This may be a joke, but also mapped in the past the severity of air pollution in Lanzhou. But now, I have seen in Lanzhou, but very different from the streets clean, clean shops, bus clean, the air is very clean. I notice that many of the street girl, Retention shawl hair, or giving her a fine mousse hair above there is not even a trace of dust.
Sun Yat-sen came to the famous bridge, bridge impressively legislation of "the Yellow River No. 1 Bridge" stone. This is the seat the old-fashioned iron bridge, built in the Guangxu Thirty-three years (1907), is the Yellow River upper reaches of China's first iron bridge. The bridge deck is not long, only 200 to meters. Steel beams are arched bridge, the bridge from time to time there are pedestrians and vehicles. The bridge to the present, has 90 years of history, the bridge of good quality, it seems still very strong. Is said to be German built, with the amount of steel used in all across the seas come from Europe, and then transported to Lanzhou from the coast. (Then the Qing Dynasty has not yet steelworks)
Bridge Across the street, the famous Baita Mountain. Baita Mountain is very large in the mountains there are parks, an Islamic-style buildings. Stand on the mountain overlooking the entire city of Lanzhou.
On both sides of the bridge is a riverside road, road, many visitors to stroll, chat, leaning on the railing side of the river, watching the wide river where the yellow crystal-clear water, feel the breeze blowing blowing in the river, but added very meaning of the慡. Many people sitting in the shade of the trees along the roadside, resting on a chair with one of leisure.
Lanzhou is poly-Hui live in cities, many Hui Muslims, the streets can be seen wearing a white cap of the Hui people in cruise. Kai Fanguan the champions of the Hui people everywhere can see the moon, stars, patterns of Muslims restaurants, snacks Muslims naturally blossom everywhere. However, I humbly believe what the greatest invention of the Hui people is the invention of Lanzhou Ramen, people here called "beef noodle soup broth." Once you eaten authentic "beef noodle soup," and will not be considered elsewhere, "Lanzhou Ramen" noodles of Lanzhou pretty yes.
Muslims are more stern, especially the elderly, Retention goat beard, a special old-fashioned, stern, and in the rules, move. I also bought a top-Ha-chi white hat, wearing on his head, and my heart whispered that some offenders, but to see the streets of the white hat no one noticed, also frankly the. Strange to say, to wear white hats, flew seem to be constrained to live like a bad idea does not play, bad things will not buckle down to action. Take a look around the back of people, one by one seriously, after being eight children. They are also afraid to live in a white hat control bar.
Here walnut really delicious, a small apple big child crispy skin is thin, a knock on a broken, thick peach kernel will eat them out of Chicken. However, the price is not cheap, eight dollars a pound, and a man took out money to young girl did not hesitate.
Lanzhou Ramen (2002/8/21)
Speaking of Lanzhou, we can not but say, "Lanzhou Ramen," There is nothing in the world, "Lanzhou" and "Ramen" more intimate of the.
Once eaten, Lanzhou authentic "beef noodle soup," you will never again think that other places, "Lanzhou Ramen" noodles of Lanzhou pretty yes.
This is in Lanzhou of "beef noodle soup" is a very fancy.
The first is surface. Its surface is very general, is a special flour, and ash out of the water surface to reconcile. (Gray water is the Gobi Desert on a gray grass juice squeezed out) This face, toughness excellent cusp excellent bars Road, very. Second, the surface thickness of a variety of width, thickness of "capillary", "small head", "two small" and even "three small"; width of "leek leaves", "width", "Big W" parts, Customers can be selected at random. Of course, it is used for selection of beef, beef off Shang Hao.
They are not the most important, the key is that it's soup.
It is quite particular about the soup, commonly known as "a clear, two white, three red, four green, five yellow." Clarify that it is a soup clear, and two white radish pieces are white, three red chili oil is a red, four green is green coriander, five yellow is yellow noodles shoots. One of the most critical is the Tang Qing. May not sound like the Road broth, round after round of the whole inside. This soup is beef dozens of kinds of sauces and a large soup carefully mixed with juice, formula very particular about the furnace. Pan, the soup although brighter as water, taste is extremely delicious. Lanzhou Ramen secret is precisely this. So, always clear soup recipe from the head master, head of production from a hands-never Gaiden.
The most famous is the public roadway Ma Lu Noodle House, and the there are few chains Jinding. I am searching for a long time before the T-junction in the public alley find a Ma-lu noodle shop. Inconspicuous storefront, interior decoration it is delivered, be called elegant clean. Upstairs package surface, downstairs powder surface. One wearing a white chef hat Taipan a boiling cauldron standing before the dough with both hands grabbed the two ends, about a drag, on the next rounds, a stretch Yi Che, twisted a few times, then a pile of delicate noodles evenly appears in the hand. Then, put the flour on a chopping board noodles in a lightly flutter, flutter steaming flour spread, turning the noodles, "Shua" and thrown into the pot, spiral-like noodles in boiling water and roll ... ... pan, the scoop on the scoop transparent clear soup, followed by the beautiful colors sprinkled all kinds of spices, and then the sub-bowl of a bowl to customers.
I asked for a two-bowl.
Sat down at the table, the surface-side in his hands. Smell, smell the smell again, clean red and yellow green, liquor color are beautiful, after taste, surface smooth and long, such as bamboo slice cusp excellent, smooth, crisp and tough, just right; suck mouth soup, spicy Shuang Ma is simply 10 and taste, direct flow mouthful to eat oil, and his head is full of flavor scurry about the brain. Two bowls Xia Du, holding up a full, and Shuang's not, staggered out of the gate, both sides of the attendants who smile Wanle Yao.
Since then, remember: "Ramen Lanzhou, Lanzhou noodles, except not Lanzhou Ramen."