Shrimp Dumplings & Wonton Soup
Shrimp Dumpling and Wonton Soup is well known in the Chinese cuisine and is often served as a complimentary side dish accompanying the main order of a bowl of dry noodles. It can also be ordered as a main soup dish on its own as well. The dumplings or wontons are made from a dough skin consisting of a mix of egg, flour and water and filled with stuffings of shrimp or minced pork. The fillings are marinated with salt, spices, garlic, spring onions and other ingredients such as mushrooms and salted fish, which are then boiled in a soup and served piping hot with some leafy vegetables.
Lor Mee or ‘gravy noodles’, as translated from the Hokkien dialect is a well known Chinese noodle dish favoured by many locals. In this dish you would have thick flat yellow noodles or bee hoon served in a thick and dark starchy gravy made up of corn starch, soy sauce, meat or fish stock, spices and eggs. There is no fixed set of ingredients that hawkers add to this rich tasting gravy but most of the time, it is usually mixed with servings of fried meat balls, fish meat (often mackerel) or braised pork, fish cake slices, fish fritters, meat dumplings, braised egg and other ingredients that they see fit to enhance the overall taste. For those who enjoy having a much stronger flavour, vinegar, chopped garlic and red chilli are also available for them to add on to their dish.