Cellophane Noodles (1958); Glass Noodles (1984)

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Mon Apr 7 06:02:40 UTC 2003


*A human bein's made of more than air With all that bulk, you're bound to see him there Unless that human bein' next to you Is unimpressive, undistinguished You know who...
Mister Cellophane
Shoulda been my name
Mister Cellophane
'Cause you can look right through me
Walk right by me
And never know I'm there!
- Lyrics from the musical Chicago

   "Cellophane noodle" is not in the OED.  There are about 3,400 Google hits for "cellophane noodles" and over 100 hits in the NEW YORK TIMES alone.

Food News; Simple Decor Asset to New Restaurant; By CRAIG CLAIBORNE; New York Times (1857-Current file), New York, N.Y.; Oct 7, 1958; pg. 43, 1 pgs
   The Jade Palace, 860 Third Avenue (near Fifty-second Street)...
   Specialties on the a la carte dinner menu range in cost from chow fong shee (roast pork with sauteed Chinese vegetables and cellophane noodles) at $2.50 to lung har goi kow (chicken, lobster and Chinese vegetables) at $4.50.


   "Glass noodle" is not in the OED.  There are about 2,800 Google hits.  This seems rather late and I'll try to do better.

Chinese at the Mall; By PATRICIA BROOKS; New York Times (1857-Current file), New York, N.Y.; Jan 8, 1984; pg. CN23, 1 pgs
   Later, the duck meat was served as a separate course, garnished with crisp glass noodles, and mixed with strips of carrot, celery and bamboo.

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