World pasta in China, Chinese pasta in Shanxi.
Shanxi's pasta is also most famous for its knife-cut noodles. It is known as Shanxi's four major pasta dishes together with dough, fish and knife-cut noodles. It is the real king of pasta. Knife face is entirely cut by knife, so it is named.
Cutting face has a history of hundreds of years. Speaking of its origin, it also goes back to the Yuan Dynasty. The Mongolian army swept the whole world, looking at Taiyuan in the Yellow River basin. In 1222, General Muhua Li of the Yuan Dynasty led tens of thousands of elite soldiers to attack Taiyuan. The people of Taiyuan resisted the rage of the Mongolian army with kitchen knives, and ultimately failed. Many people were killed after the city was broken.
After the establishment of the Yuan Dynasty, the rulers confiscated the metal vessels of every household in order to prevent the people of Taiyuan from rebelling again. A declaration was also issued, stipulating that every ten households should have a kitchen knife, which should be used alternately for cutting and cooking, and then handed over to the Mongolians for safekeeping after being used up. The management is very strict.
But the problem has come. Ten households with a kitchen knife can't line up after meals for a long time. Wang Laohan has encountered such a problem. One noon, Wang Laohan's wife reconciled the dough and asked Wang Laohan to pick up the knife. Unexpectedly, the knife had been taken away first. Wang Laohan could only walk back with his head down in frustration. When he left the door of the Mongolian people, he was touched by something, which turned out to be a thin piece of iron. He picked it up and carried it home.
The family were waiting for him to get the knife back, and it was disappointing to see that he was empty-handed. The meal always needs to be eaten. Wang Laohan is quick to learn wisdom. He takes out the iron sheet and says to cut it with it. Wang Laohan's wife is foolish and says how to cut it. The old man says to cut it without moving. This sentence wakes up my wife. She put the dough on a board, held it up with her left hand and iron sheet in her right hand, and stood at the edge of the boiling pot to "chop" the dough. After cooking, the wife pours the brine on the surface for the old man to taste. The old man praises it as he eats it: It tastes great.
Since then, Wang Laohan has not gone to pick up the kitchen knife, he used this piece of iron to cut, "cut" the way to pass ten, ten, hundred, spread throughout the land of the three Jin Dynasty.
Nowadays, knife noodles have gone all over the world. Shanxi noodlers with knives have gone to CCTV, participated in where Dad went, and carried forward the culture of knife noodles in Shanxi.