Shanxi chef becomes noodle ambassador

By Sun Ruisheng and Zhang Yu (

Updated: 2018-11-22

A chef from North China's Shanxi province has become an ambassador for the traditional Chinese food — noodles — thanks to his skill making dough into noodles of different shapes.

Shanxi is well-known for its noodles, which can be made into many different forms with various flavors.

Wang Zhanglong, 36, started making noodles at a restaurant in Shanxi's capital Taiyuan 20 years ago.

He has mastered unique skills. For example, he can make daoxiao noodles, or knife-cut noodles, with the dough on his head while riding a unicycle.

He can make 16,384 thin strips of noodles with one single piece of dough.

Wang has performed in more than 20 countries including the United States, Italy and Portugal.

(Video by Li Jianzhou)