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Shanghai fried noodles
TypeChinese noodles
Place of originChina
Region or stateEast Asia
Main ingredientsWheat flour, water
Traditional Chinese粗麵
Simplified Chinese粗面
Literal meaningthick noodle

Cumian ([tsʰu˥mjɛn˥˩]; lit. "thick noodles") are thick Chinese noodles made from wheat flour and water. Two types of Chinese noodles are called cumian. One is Shanghai style, thick in diameter,[1] used in Shanghai fried noodles.[2] The other type is Hong Kong style, flat and wide,[1] sometimes yellow-alkaline.[3] The flat cumian is a popular option in Hong Kong's cart noodles.[3]


  1. ^ a b Hui, Yiu H. (2006). "Table 157.1 Classification of wheat-based noodles from two ethnic groups". Handbook of Food Science, Technology, and Engineering. Vol. 4. CRC Press. pp. 157–2. ISBN 9780849398490. cu mien (URL is Google Books)
  2. ^ Cosmo, Serena (2017). "Shanghai stir-fried noodles with pork and chinese broccoli". The Ultimate Pasta and Noodle Cookbook. Simon and Schuster. p. 445. ISBN 9781604337334. Retrieved 2021-08-12. (URL is Google Books)
  3. ^ a b 香港の庶民の味 車仔麺 [Hong Kong's cart noodle]. 香港ポスト (Hong Kong Post) (in Japanese). Mikuni Co. 2012-10-19. まずは麺選びから – 粗麺. Archived from the original on 2021-08-12. Retrieved 2021-08-13.

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