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Inner Mongolians enjoy oat flour foods

2017-02-10 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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A family is using oat flour to make various foods including oat-flour noodles and oat-flour rolls in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on Feb 6. [Photo/northnews.cn]

Feb 6 marks the 10th day of the first lunar month in the Chinese calendar, during which people in Inner Mongolia, especially in Hohhot, eat foods made with hulless oat flour in the form of noodles, rolls or pancakes involving various flavors.

Oat is the staple food here. It is a low-yield, cold-resisting and salt-alkali-resisting crop with a short mature period, contain high protein, fat and many kinds of trace elements, such as iron, calcium and phosphorus. Oat powder can be made into noodles for mutton or vegetable soup seasoned with pepper and garlic, which is very popular among locals.

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The first step is to fully mix cold water with oat flour. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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The nest step is to knead the dough by hand to make it soft, chewy and delicious. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Then the dough will be shaped into the form of noodles, rolls or pancakes, which requires craftsmanship.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

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Then the dough will be shaped into the form of noodles, rolls or pancakes, which requires craftsmanship. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] 

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Oat noodles will be served with mutton or vegetable soup seasoned with pepper and garlic, warm and delicious. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Oat noodles will be served with mutton or vegetable soup seasoned with pepper and garlic, warm and delicious. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]