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MING MING CAN TING

27 Jun


Ming Ming Can Ting
269 Beihai Lu 北海路269号
Shanghai, China

PRICE: 元
RATING:

My review of Ming Ming Can Ting was published in City Weekend magazine, but here it is for those of you that didn’t get a copy. So the background is: this was the first place near my office that I discovered, and I completely fell in love. They have the BEST noodles in Shanghai IMHO, especially since it’s a mere US$1.20 (?!?!?!) for a bowl. My review below is of their noodles, but I also highly recommend getting their “Ya Tui” which translates to “duck leg”. It’s basically a leg of duck that is very mildly spicy, but is fat and juicy. You just grab it and gnaw, cave-man style. I get it with a bowl of plain noodles (without the soup) and it makes for a delicious, satisfying lunch.

Anyway, here’s the review I wrote :)

Ming Ming Can Ting is nondescript local spot with a little secret–a fact made plain by the crowds during lunch hour–they make their noodles fresh daily.
So there’s always a bit of organized chaos as you order at the counter, find a seat at a (most likely shared) table and hand your receipt to the waitress. Their cheap and simplela rou mian (spicy pork noodles, 辣肉面, ¥8) comes piping hot, with the fiery bits of braised pork sitting jauntily atop a large tumble of cream-colored noodles.
The broth is spicy and satisfying, and the noodles are tender and silky with a firm, satisfying bite. Add ¥1 for some qing cai (fresh vegetables, 青菜) and you’ve got yourself a filling, delicious meal for under ¥10.
Cheap eats at their finest.


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Posted by on 27 June 2010 (Sun) in Shanghai food reviews, Uncategorized

 

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