Re Gan Mian is a famous dish from the city of Wuhan (fI) in the Chinese province Hubei (V). With a population of 9.8 million, Wuhan rivals the size of New York City. Re Gan Mian is one of "China's five famous noodles". This instructable will teach you how to make Hot and Dry Noodles so you can experience a part of Chinese History and Culture!

Step 1: Gather the Materials

You will need:
-- Thin Spaghetti
-- Black Pepper
-- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
-- Sichuan Peppercorns
-- Vegetable Oil
-- Dark Soy Sauce
-- Sesame Oil
-- Sesame Sauce (Tahini Dressing)

Most of these ingredients can be found at any Oriental food store.

Note that Dark Soy Sauce is different from regular Soy Sauce (the kind that you can buy at many Western grocery stores -- it will specifically say "Dark" Soy Sauce on the bottle. Dark Soy Sauce has a darker color and contains much less salt than regular Soy Sauce.)
<p>Thank you so much for posting this, I've been missing re gan mian ever since I left Wuhan. I want to know, though, how spicy is this recipe? When I was in Wuhan, most of the better quality (according to the locals) re gan mian was too spicy for me, but the more run-of-the-mill stuff was more mild and the primary flavor was sesame-soy, and that was the kind I liked. If I don't want it to be spicy, should I skip the red pepper spicy oil step and just use straight-up vegetable oil? Or should I still do it, but only with a little red pepper? (Planning to leave out Sichuan peppercorns entirely... didn't like those at all.) Thanks!</p>
Oh yeah!!!! I'm doing this!

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