Ho Fun

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Ho fun, also called he fen, chow fun, shahe fen, kway teow, and other variants, are wide flat rice noodles originating in southern Chinese cuisine.

Characteristics edit

Ho fun are flat and wide, and though the exact width varies, it can reach up to 2 inches. They are made by mixing a dough from rice flour, salt, oil, and water, before steaming, rolling out, and cutting into ribbons. The noodles have a slippery and chewy texture, and they absorb the flavors they are cooked with. Sitting for too long in hot liquid will cause them to soften and disintegrate.

Procurement and storage edit

Ho fun noodles are often sold fresh, wrapped in plastic. They should be kept away from air, as this will cause them to dry out and become brittle.

Use edit

The noodles are typically very briefly boiled or steamed before use. They are then often used in stir-fried noodle dishes like chow fun and in some soups.

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