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Shahe fen (Chinese: 沙河粉; pinyin: shā hé fěn), colloquially called he fen (河粉), is a type of wide Chinese noodle made from rice. While shahe fen and he fen are transliterations based on Standard Mandarin, there are numerous other transliterations based on Cantonese Chinese, which include ho fen, hofen, ho-fen, ho fun, ho-fun, hor fun, hor fen, sar hor fun etc. In addition, shahe fen is often called kway teow (粿條, literally "rice cake string," transliteration based on Min Nan Chinese) or guotiao (pinyin: guǒtiáo) (corresponding transliteration based on Standard Mandarin), as in the name of a dish called char kway teow. It has been suggested that Pinyin method be merged into this article or section. ... Chinese cuisine includes many different types of noodles, called miàn (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; often transliterated as mien or mein ). Miàn (麪) refers to noodles made from wheat while fÄ›n () or fun refers to noodles made from rice. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice is two species of grass (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) native to tropical and subtropical southern & southeastern Asia and in Africa. ... Transliteration is the practice of transcribing a word or text written in one writing system into another writing system. ... Standard Mandarin is the official Chinese spoken language used by the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Singapore. ... Standard Cantonese is a variant, and is generally considered the prestige dialect of Cantonese Chinese. ... Mǐn N n (Chinese: 閩南語), also spelt as Minnan or Min-nan; native name B ; literally means Southern Min or Southern Fujian and refers to the local language/dialect of southern Fujian province, China. ... Standard Mandarin is the official Chinese spoken language used by the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Singapore. ... Char kway teow Char kway teow, literally fried flat noodles, is a popular noodle dish in Malaysia and Singapore. ...

Shahe fen is believed to have originated in the town of Shāhé, now a district of the city of Guangzhou, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, from whence their name derives. Shahe fen is typical of southern Chinese cuisine, although similar noodles are also prepared and enjoyed in nearby Southeast Asian nations such as Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, all of which have sizeable Chinese populations. Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Guangdong, often spelt as Kwangtung, is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...

Shahe fen noodles are white in color, broad, and somewhat slippery. Their texture is elastic and a bit chewy. They do not freeze or dry well and are thus generally (where available) purchased fresh, in strips or sheets that may be cut to the desired width. Where fresh noodles are not available, they may also be purchased packaged in dried form, in various widths.

Shahe fen noodles are very similar to Vietnamese bánh phở noodles, which are likely derived from their Chinese counterpart. Although the phở noodles used in soups may vary in width, wide phở noodles are also common in stir fried dishes. The popular Thai dish pad Thai is also made with similar noodles. Typical beef phở A chicken-based phở (phở gà) with basil leaves, hoisin sauce, and Sriracha hot sauce, before mixing. ... A closeup of some pad thai Pad Thai (or Phad Thai, Thai ผัดไทย, Thai style frying) is a dish of stir-fried rice noodles with eggs, fish sauce (Thai น้ำปลา), tamarind juice, red chilli pepper, plus any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken, or tofu, garnished with crushed peanuts and cilantro. ...

Chao fen

Shahe fen is often stir fried with meat and vegetables in a dish called chao fen (炒粉; pinyin: cháo fěn). While chao fen is a transliteration based on Standard Mandarin, chow fun - a transliteration based on the Cantonese language - is the name to which this dish is most often referred in Chinese restaurants in North America. Some people who do not realize the fact that chao fen and chow fun are merely transliterations sometimes mistakenly interpret the terms with the meaning of the English words "chow" and "fun." Stir frying is a common Chinese cooking technique used because of its fast cooking speed. ... Standard Mandarin is the official Chinese spoken language used by the Peoples Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Singapore. ... American Chinese cuisine refers to the style of food served by Chinese restaurants in the United States. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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