Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mini Wok Noodle or Mini Bowl Noodle?

Mini Wok Noodle

I'm not sure why this is called "Mini Wok Noodle" in English, since the second word in the Chinese name of this dish is actually the character for "bowl" instead of "wok," right? Well, this bowl of noodles does come with a little wok filled with soup, all sitting over a little burner to keep it piping hot...and to poach the raw egg at the bottom of the wok too. Even if it is a bit gimmicky, I like it; the hearty soup is a perfect complement to the greasy but tasty noodles.

It's clear why I enjoy this stuff so much: it's pretty much based on the same stuff that goes into one of my favorite local dishes: bak chor mee, with all of its fried pork lard, meatballs, and mushrooms. Indeed, it looks like this is generally available from bak chor mee hawkers. But the soup is richer in taste thanks to all of the meat and such.

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