Sunqing Mutton Rice Noodle, Nanchong
Sunqing Mutton Rice Noodle is one of the famous snacks in Nanchong or in the northern Sichuan. Its history could date back to Qing dynasty, at that time there was a well-known restaurant of Sunqing mutton rice noodle called Zhu’s mutton rice noodle restaurant. According to the recipe of Sunqing Mutton Rice Noodle, ripe rice noodle (made by rice) is cooked with mutton soup and stuffing, and added with condiments of quality. When done, the rice noodle tastes soft; the mutton stuffing savors tender but not grease; the soup looks milk white and boiling hot. So its feature is “san xian” (in Chinese, “san” means three, which here refers to the rice noodle, the mutton stuffing and the soup; “xian” means delicious). In the winter, eating a bowl of mutton rice noodle can make you feel warm and sweat out. It has been a habit for some people to eat it as a cure for cold.