Foodblogger Cha Xiu Bao has great photo set of the noodle-making process at a Hong Kong noodle shop. Complete with a knife that would make Crocodile Dundee proud.

The cleaver held by master Shiu weighs in at 2 catties and 12 taels (1.6kg in plain English). Each day, he hand-cuts each one of the hair-thin gold noodles with this massive blade of his. The broth for the noodles is made of chicken and Yunnan ham, and is double-boiled for over 12 hours. Believe it or not, the noodles sell sinfully cheap at just HK$28 [US$3.60] a bowl.

1.6 kilograms in plain "American" is roughly 3.5 pounds!

The Biggest Cleaver vs. the Thinnest Noodles: a Flickr Photo Set

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