I miss Chinese food dreadfully

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Re: I miss Chinese food dreadfully

Postby 914 » 08 Feb 2011, 02:15

I can't seem to find the right kind of noodles for liang2 mian4 (cold noodles). Dressing and garnish is easy. I always end up using spaghetti or angel hair pasta cooked al dente but it ain't da same, know what I mean?

What's the name of the noodle they use for liang mian? Very yellow in color, and doesn't seem to swell up as much as angel hair pasta does. Ideas?
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Re: I miss Chinese food dreadfully

Postby Tempo Gain » 08 Feb 2011, 11:16

I think it's 油麵.
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Re: I miss Chinese food dreadfully

Postby jonnyspermz » 11 Jul 2011, 21:53

Seven years of heaven to my palate living on that lovely little island; now I've been back in NY for nearly a year, and I'm realizing that American-style Chinese cuisine doesn't hold a candle to that which Taiwan has to offer.

I have been enjoying myself, frequenting various Chinese restaurants near my job, school, home, etc. -- and every time I do, I break into my piecemeal Mandarin as soon as possible. I think I missed that gracious (and pitying) ambiance of the lao-ban + lao-ban-niang, as they correct my mistakes but also take a little bit of joy that I'm trying to communicate in their native tongue.

That said, until I head out to Flushing, Queens to take in the Taiwanese eateries out there (and catch a Met game), I think I'm stuck with Cantonese and Scechwan "zhong-guo tsai." I'd eat (another) bowl of rooster testes soup if someone could direct me to a place to get soup dumplings, beef noodle soup and/or a real Taiwanese BBQ! What was that Frog place called again, all over the 'Wan? Loved that outdoor, all you can eat/drink TW BBQ spot.

Ah ... memories.
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