Noodle on this

Offering authentic taste and showmanship, hand-pulled noodles are hot in big-city Chinese restaurants.

“It hasn’t moved yet into mainstream restaurants, but we think it will,” Ms. Moskow said. “It touches on this fresh preparation method, showmanship, this authentic, artisanal craft way of eating focusing on technique, and also it’s sort of the next noodle, the way I see it.

“Because it’s such a technique, it’s almost like sushi making used to be. We see some of the higher end restaurants are going to bring experts of noodle pulling in for special dinners and learn from them and then incorporate it into the menu.”

Restaurants featuring the trend include The Handpulled Noodle and Xian Foods in New York, and Kam Hong Garden in Los Angeles.