Thursday, November 08, 2007


I thought I've featured this before until Mark left a comment on Ah Ho's wife Foochow fried noodle. So if it sounds dé·jà vu, here's it goes again...

Another Taiwan beef noodle, this is not! According to the proprietor, Ah Ho, he doesn't want something what everyone's been doing. There's no hot tau-cheo (fermented bean) paste here, but the soup is a bit hot and sour, plus a bit slimy. If I'm not mistaken, he did mention using Chow-Chai (vegetables
fermented in rice wine lees), to which my mom said: "Siaw (crazy)! He won't reveal his secret recipe." Well, I've known this guy since he and his wife started at Rubber Road selling standard Foochow noodle and Kompia (Foochow bagel), or maybe farther than that, when he was a black belt holder in Tang-Soo-Do.

Although he serves a 'dry' version of the noodle, the soup is the way to go, or you'll miss out all its yumminess. It's best enjoyed souped-up rather than "dry". The soup permeates the noodle, giving it the edge. The sinew in the beef, of which he specially seeks out, adds a little 'spring' to the bite. The soup is a bit spicy-hot and sour; the stewed meat is tender, absorbing all the goodness of the soup, and likewise the soup enjoys the full-flavor of the beef chunks. It's the sourness of the soup the makes one come back for more.


Di said...

Wah, Mark who is my friend (same guy who commented)is fowever raving about these noodles( but somehow never brought me to try the noodles!)

When I saw this blog, I called him and immediately asked him to check out 'KongKay's blog'

Halfway through our conversation I asked ' how come you sound like you lou nua (salivating)'

He answered 'how did u know?'
Thanks for putting up this blog, now I finally know what the noodles look like.

Mark said...

OMG...i'm drooling already...i miss this gu bak mee so much!!! =.= *stomach growling*

Kong-Kay said...

di, you still call mark a friend?
mark, take the next plane home.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried the Beef noodle at tHe Spring Foodbazaar?

Kong-Kay said...

didn't you read my first encounter at the spring?


As the name implies, it's all about nothing! Kongkaying is like grasping in the air - more like hot air with occasional fartulence. Hopefully, something aromatic will come out of it! If not...

May the Farce be With You!


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