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Franky's Lanzhou Noodles

The traditional art of Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles

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When we were talking about how to name the business Franky said, 'if we just say Lanzhou Noodles every Chinese person will know what we’re talking about'.
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Franky’s Noodle pop up is no longer operating out of The Beaumont, you can still catch Franky and his Lanzhou Noodles at The Newcastle Farmers Markets for now.


If you’ve ever been to the Newcastle Farmers Markets on a Sunday morning you may have noticed Franky and his Lanzhou noodles stand.

 

If you’ve ever stopped and taken notice, or know the story of Lanzhou noodles, you’ll understand that there are years of training and some serious skill required to make these noodles. Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles are not your average noodle dish.

Franky's Lan Zhou Noodles

 

Franky's Lan Zhou Noodles

 

Franky's Lan Zhou Noodles

 

Watching Franky make the noodles is an art in itself, often drawing a crowd keen to watch him throw, twist, pull and cut his noodles with absolute precision. There's a long history that comes with the Lanzhou Beef Noodles and respect to ensure the tradition is withheld, something Franky takes very seriously.

Then there are the flavours...

 

Franky's Lan Zhou Noodles

 

Taking its name from the Lanzhou province in northern China the rich bone broth, braised melt-in-your-mouth beef, daikon radish and coriander dish is simple yet incredibly delicious. 

Franky's Lan Zhou Noodles

Franky also offers a vegan broth with pan-fried tofu and mushrooms and be sure to ask what the daily special is, on our visit it was the braised pork belly and tofu with rice and bok choy.

The menu is also about to get a little more extensive with dumplings and steamed pork buns coming soon, so be sure to check in regularly. 

Franky's Lan Zhou Noodles

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