Food TV: Making Magic Chinese noodles in Toronto

We visit Haga Gu at Harbord's new Magic Noodle restaurant to make fresh hand-pulled and hand-shaved varieties

Noodles are a staple of Chinese cuisine, woven into the very fabric of the culture. The noodle is a symbol of longevity and are as much a part of a Chinese birthday celebration as a birthday cake. In Chinese tradition, noodles help to keep a meal in harmony – and so there are countless servings of noodles eaten each day around the world.

In China, each region has its own traditions and techniques. But hand-pulled and hand-shaved noodles are two of the most celebrated forms of noodle-making, each requiring years of training to develop the skill. Noodle Masters must learn the legends and history behind their craft.

Here’s the inside scoop on a Toronto’s Magic Noodle, which is keeping these ancient traditions alive:

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