“Although dantze mian has its origin in Tainan, southern Taiwan, and chiehtze mian is from Taipei, they are essentially the same thing: noodles in pork broth. For a more complex dish, try a bowl of talu mian, which includes stewed pork slices, carrot slices, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and sliced eggs.
And then there are the noodles themselves. Noodles come in all kinds of widths and shapes, from thin vermicelli to thick, flat noodles. One of the most common varieties is wheat-flour-based noodles. Although variations featuring eggs, spinach, carrots, and even green tea are not unheard of, traditional hand-made noodles made of flour are most people’s favorite because of their chewy texture. “
one of my mom’s FAVORITE dishes in Taiwan.. or ever. So me, mom and auntie headed straight inside.
They make the noodles and cook it right in the front of the shop. Awesome.
Some of our foods…
Deep fried Shrimp Rolls [which they recommended as their STAR dish..]
Auntie got the 擔仔麵 with egg noodles
Mama got the 擔仔麵 with mung bean noodles
擔仔麵 with thick chow foon [but thin] like noodles – mineeeee obviously
We shared everything but I loved my thick tender homemade noodles the most!!!! I always love big flat noodles —- [papardelle is my favorite italian pasta]
The flavors were so good and pure.. honestly I could just eat giant bowls of these and nothing else… everything else we ordered was just noise.
Stewed Pig’s Intestines
Stir-fried white water snowflake with cummingcordia and cloves
milk-fish stomach with ginger/garlic soup
Afterwards we wandered the streets…… including this famous shaved ice spot…
The worst buns ever
My mom bought two of each flavor and they were HORRIBLE….. Altho all I could look at were the giant chicken fried… uh, chicken steaks hahaha…. but they probably sucked too… since everything tasted old and leftover.
And then… a meal at 點水樓
The small eats – Green Beans, Bamboo, Jellyfish and White Bitter Melon <3 YUM
Xiao Long Baos… my favorite, of course.
Pig’s Feet… altho AoBa’s is still the best. These taste like the way my mom makes them, but not as good….
Oh did I tell you that I sprained my ankle?