Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Refreshing pancit ... Schezuan Cold Noodles

Fresh, chewy noodles, made by hand, just before they're cooked and served. Uhhmm, yummi-ness.
For freshly made noodles, my go-to places are Mey Lin Pot and Noodle House (with branches in SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila and Jupiter Street) and this small restaurant along J. Abad Santos St., off Wilson called Beijing Hand Pulled Noodles.
Both places make their noodles on the spot, just when you place your order -- you can see the chef through the glass windowed kitchen pulling, throwing and tossing the noodle dough until it separates into the right sized strands.
My favorite dish at Mey Lin is the cold schezuan noodles. It comes with chili, julienned pork, pickled vegetables, kutsay and cucumber slices on the side. Crushed peanuts are sprinkled on top. You mix everything up and all the flavors merge into a spicy but refreshingly light dish.
And when I go to Beijing Hand Pulled Noodles, I like their Ground Beef with Dry Noodles which is a lot like eating chinese spaghetti bolognese albeit with a spicier kick.
After you've tried fresh hand made noodles, packaged pancit canton or bihon will never be good enough anymore!

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