As the most popular snack in Lingbao City, Dadao noodles have a history of over 200 years, being named after the broadsword of one meter long and
17 cm wide, like a hay cutter, which is used to cut those pieces of thin dough layers, usually ten or more pieces piled together, more than
30 cm in width, into noodles. Dadao noodles fall into four categories according to different widths. The thin noodles are usually sold in the morning, while wide noodles are sold at noon. Condiments used on Dadao noodles are generally sour and spicy; sometimes mashed meat and vegetables, varying with seasons are used.