As I said from my last food post, we love noodle soup in cold weather. And in any weather actually. So do most people in these parts of Asia. It’s a meal. It’s a snack. Staple nourishment. Here, it’s sold not only in Oriental restaurants but in carinderias (eateries) and mobile food carts along the streets. If you’ve ever been to South East Asia, you know what I mean. Noodles everywhere!
Mak’s Noodle in Victoria’s Peak in Hong Kong:
When we had dinner here, we didn’t know the place is famous for its wanton noodles. The colorful lights that spelled ‘Noodle’ was enough to beckon us. I had that beef brisket noodles shown above. DARN GOOOOOD. I enjoyed every slurp of it.
Sinsuran Sang Nyuk Mee in Lintas Square, Kota Kinabalu:
Sang Nyuk Mee or Pork Noodles is a very popular food in Sabah. They served it to us as a noodle soup and then also with the noodles served separately in a bowl mixed with glistening dark sauce and a bowl of savory pork broth with tender meat and innards at the side. No wonder this place was very busy at breakfast time. Can you tell how much I was excited to eat?
In Viet Ville Restaurant in Puerto Princesa Palawan
Viet Ville, a community that was built for Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s, has a restaurant that serves delicious pho (rice noodle soup) that is perfect with their french bread. If you’re visiting the Palawan Underground River, you can make a stop here on the way back.
In Mitsuyado Sei-Men in Makati:
My brother treated us to this restaurant in front of his office along Jupiter Street in Makati. They specialize in tsukumen or dipping noodles. Oh those thick noodles. You can have them hot or cold. They are served in a separate bowl. Then there’s another bowl for the toppings and another filled with the savory broth. Yes, deconstructed noodle soup that’s crazy delicious. It’s more expensive than average, about P300 a bowl I think. But definitely worth it! I can’t wait to go back here!
And at home:
Chicken Mami in bed on a rainy afternoon! 🙂
Thanks to wonderful recipes I found online, I’ve been able to make really satisfying beef and chicken mami (egg noodles) and shoyu ramen at home. I’ll try to write about those next!