Each day in Lanzhou begins with a bowl of beef noodle soup. A steaming hot serving of the local treat is inseparable from Lanzhou identity, and it also acts as an important window for outsiders to learn more about the city. The noodles can be shaped into more than 10 shapes by expert cooks. Meanwhile, the fresh and tasty beef broth satisfies hungry residents like nothing else can. Lanzhou has more than 1,000 beef noodle soup restaurants selling 1 million bowls each day. Beef noodle soup has been recognized as a calling card of Lanzhou.