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12-Spice Hand Pulled Noodles

a bowl of food on a plate

A Tom Douglas® Recipe


Hand pulled noodles

  • 200 grams all-purpose flour 
  • 120 milliliters water 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 

Sauce for noodles: 

  • 1 tablespoon ‘Rub with Love’ Chinese 12-Spice 
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic 
  • 1 large stalk sliced green onions 
  • 2 teaspoon soy sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon black vinegar 
  • ¼ cup cooking oil 
  • Salt, to taste 



  1. Gently mix all ingredients until loosely combined.
  2. Cover with a damp towel and let sit for 20 min. 
  3. Remove from bowl and knead until smooth. 
  4. Cut dough into six equal portions and roll into individual balls. 
  5. Cover with towel and let sit for 30 min. 
  6. Take your cooking oil and gently coat your workspace to roll the dough out into an oval shape
  7. Then take a chop stick and lightly score the center of the dough from top to bottom. 
  8. Don’t cut all the way through the dough. 
  9. Lightly coat with a layer of cooking oil. Let sit for at least an hour. 
  10. After an hour use your hands to gently pull the dough along the line that you scored. 
  11. As you’re pulling the dough hit it against the table. 
  12. It will help to activate the gluten and give the noodles a nice chew. 
  13. Once your dough is at its desired length separate the dough using the line you made early. 
  14. You should be able to create a full circle. 
  15. Once finished boil all noodles in a pot of water for 2 minutes. 
  16. Gently swirl the water after adding the noodles to make sure they don’t stick together. 


  1. To make the sauce add the 12 spice, garlic, green onions and salt to a heat proof bowl. 
  2. Heat your oil in a skillet. 
  3. Once the oil starts to lightly smoke carefully pour it over your spice mix. 
  4. Then add your soy sauce and black vinegar. 
  5. Pour sauce over noodles, mix, and enjoy!