Sweet and Sour Chili Pork Noodle
For all my life, I’ve been fooled. I made a critical mistake by letting the American standards to define how ‘sweet and sour’ works in our tastebuds. It has indeed engraved my system with unimaginatively fake flavor with contributions from McDonald’s McNugget sauce and all the other variations under ‘sweet and sour’ from local chinese deliveries.
At Mak’s noodle, we are talking about an entirely different world of sweet and sour- the shop carries strong approval stamps from a number of celebrities including Chiang Kai-Shek and Anthony Bourdain. I’m skeptical towards celebrity star studded ‘local’ shops but this was the matter of life and death of a definition of ‘sweet and sour’ I’ve known my whole life.
I apologize in advance that I cannot go into vivid details by listing ingredients to draw a picture of how this exactly tastes (I’m no Gael Greene or Adam Platt, seriously). But what I can tell you is that Mak’s can be a great starting point if you decide to go on a journey to find long lost flavors that could only be retrieved in the main land.
Oh and, you can expect almost 2x jump in the price compared to other noodle shops in town.
麥奀雲吞麵世家 : Mak’s Noodle
77 Wellington Street
Central, Hong Kong