At Nowness.com, take a look at the quirky short entitled "Mr. Chow: Preparations" by German filmmaker Norbert Schoerner. A model gets dressed in a hotel room while watching a video of a Chinese chef making hand-pulled noodles at Mr. Chow in London. The noodle-maker's movements are mesmerizing -- and somehow comforting. As he tosses and pulls his rope of dough, slapping it on the counter or sweeping it through flour, the strands multiply and multiply. A real magic show.
It was filmed at the original Mr. Chow, which opened way back in 1968 and celebrated its 45th birthday on Valentine's Day.