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churng fun/cart on lower east side

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churng fun/cart on lower east side

beththeb | Nov 14, 2002 02:06 PM

recently i've been spending time on the lower east side and i've had the great fortune of discovering a delicious food cart on rutgers street between east broadway and canal (or maybe it's east broadway and hester) (on the east side of the street). (there's a similar cart just a few feet away, on rutgers between madison and east broadway/hester)

anyway, i've fallen in love with their steamed churng fun (thick, rolled up rice noodles that are steamed and then topped with hot sauce, peanut sauce, a bit of seasoned oil, a thick and sweet dark sauce, and sesame seeds.) (all of this for one dollar!)

i asked what this thick sauce was called and the man who works at the cart said that it is made of hoisin sauce, sugar, onion, soy sauce, and salt). i tried making some of the sauce myself (as there is a great store on the bowery where they sell the rice noodles for $1 a pound! they also make amazing tofu, but i digress...), but i can't quite get it right. does anyone have any idea where i could possibly buy a similar sauce in a jar (a specific brand of type of sauce would be great)? a recipe would be best, of course, but i'm willing to try some that has already been made.

thanks!

p.s. this lengthy plea is my first post ever. on any type of internet board...

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