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A Very Taiwanese Lunch @ New China (aka China Tofu)

vliang | Mar 20, 200704:36 PM     6

Went for one of my favourite combinations of Taiwanese food of my childhood today at China Tofu. At the counter with cold, small eats, I ordered a small plate of half tofu slices and half pigs ears. Both are served cold.

Their Rice Noodle Soup (Dan Zai Mi Fen) is one of the best renditions I've had in the Bay Area. (I also like Queen's House's in MV). Mostly because the broth is rich. You can taste the chicken stock rather than some watered down msg broth. There's also a pork sauce with a soy marinated egg. This dish is NOT on their printed menu. Nor is it written in English. It's on the wall on the right hand side of the restaurant when you are facing the counter. It's the only strip of signage in pink. Also, the version they have written on the wall is with regular egg/wheat noodle, so you have to ask for rice noodle (mi fen). The female owner is from Tainan where this is considered a famous dish of local cuisine. She told me a while ago she had the cooks add it to the menu lineup because she was craving it.

I'm going to miss coming to this place for lunch as I'm moving offices and don't think I'll be in the area much anymore.

Some not great camera phone shots...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vliang3/...

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