By: Lu Kang-chun and Brook Hsiao
Taipei, Nov. 16 (CNA) Hsinchu City will complete a rice noodle exhibition hall next year that will
give visitors a chance not only to taste rice noodles but also show people how to make them, said Mayor Lin Chih-chien (林智堅) Saturday.
The hall is being created by renovating an abandoned Air Force dormitory in the Nanshi area of the city with the Air Force’s permission.
Hsinchu rice noodles are well known for how they are made. When strong winds from the northeast monsoon sweep through the area between October and January, residents air-dry their noodles outside, which locals says gives the noodles a unique taste.
Rice noodles are a specialty of Nanshi and can be seen drying in the sun all around the area when they are in season, creating a special cultural landscape. [FULL STORY]