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Help me name this weird - but good! - hybrid dish I invented (I think)

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Help me name this weird - but good! - hybrid dish I invented (I think)

small h | Mar 2, 2011 06:09 PM

Something evocative, like "ants on a tree," or "bubble & squeak." In exchange, I will help you name your weird but good hybrid dish!

What it is:

Mung bean jelly noodles. These are made by combining mung bean starch with water and heating the mixture 'til it forms a gelatinous paste. The paste is spread out thin and refrigerated, and then cut into strips. I first had these at a Sichuan restaurant, but the noodles are also found in Korean cuisine (and maybe other cuisines as well).

Squid and serrano peppers, first marinated in olive oil, garlic, ginger, dark soy sauce and fish sauce, then grilled. Chinese? Mexican? Italian?

Grated black radish tossed with thinly sliced celery and chopped mint. So that's sort of Vietnamese, I guess. I also threw some Srichacha sauce over top, because it couldn't hurt.

Here's what the thing looks like, in case you're interested:

 
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