Oyster vermicelli

Oyster vermicelli or oyster misua (traditional Chinese: 蚵仔麵線; Taiwanese Hokkien: ô-á mī-sòaⁿ) is a kind of noodle soup originated in Taiwan.[1] Its main ingredients are oysters and misua (Chinese vermicelli). One of the famous places serving this is in Dihua Street, Dadaocheng, Taipei. A tan-brown variety of vermicelli used for this dish is made primarily with wheat flour and salt, and gains its unique colour due to a steaming process which caramelizes the sugars in the dough, allowing it to be cooked for longer periods without breaking down.[2]

Oyster vermicelli
A bowl of oyster vermicelli in Taipei, Taiwan
Alternative names蚵仔麵線
TypeVermicelli soup
CourseMain course, snack
Place of originTaiwan
Serving temperaturehot
Main ingredientsOyster, misua, flour

An alternative is vermicelli with large intestine, in which oysters are substituted with small segments of pig's large intestine.

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References

  1. 沃凱文, Kevin Wolkober (2017-07-08). "Ukuko Oyster Vermicelli - Eat Drink Taiwan". Medium. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  2. Hiufu Wong, Maggie. "40 of the best Taiwanese foods and drinks". edition.cnn.com. CNN. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
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