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Nigerian woman explores 'longevity noodles' in Nanshan

ALMS|Updated: October 20, 2022

Watch the video to follow Damilola as she explores the secret of soumian noodles in Nanshan village, Rui'an city, Wenzhou. [Video/Wenzhou Overseas Media Center]

Suomian noodles, also known as Longevity Noodles, are as slender and white as cotton yarn. The noodle is especially popular among women who have just given birth to babies.

Nanshan village in Pingyangkeng town, Rui'an, a county-level city administered by Wenzhou, is well-known for making suomian noodles, and has been making the delicacy for more than 300 years.

In this episode, Ajayi-Olowo Precious Damilola, a Nigerian living in Wenzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, will visit Nanshan village to learn to handmake the noodles. She will learn from suomian expert Lin Fazhu and get first-hand experience kneading the dough, rolling it and pulling it into strips, airing the noodles, and storing the noodles in bundles.

"This is really hard work," said Damilola after trying her hands at making some. She was also gifted a bowl of Lin's handmade noodles, who was impressed with its soft and fresh taste.

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