Chinese Tuesdays: Noodles

Sitting on a bus in Wenzhou last month, I saw a noodle restaurant with a creative sign. The character for noodles, 面 (miàn), was written to make it look like a bowl of noodles with chopsticks. I might have been fooled into thinking 面 was a pictograph, if the traditional character wasn't 麵, with 麦 (mài, wheat) on the left for meaning and 面 on the right for pronunciation.

Here's another creative rendering of 面 I found:

from Sam Duncan's blog