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Looking for the name of a street food from Taishan China
Posted April 15th, 2009 - 7:21 pm by from Bellevue, United States (Permalink)
Hey everybody -- I have a food question for you:

I was in Taishan, (Guangdong providence), China a few years ago, and I had a breakfast on the street -- multiple street vendors were serving this, and it was not offered later in the afternoon, so it was clearly a breakfast item.

It was a white liquid type substance that was poured onto a large flat pan -- like a cookie sheet. It was thinly poured and cooked up quickly. The vendor then used a spatula like tool to scape it off the pan and into a small plastic bag. It was served that way in the bag with chopstix.

It had the taste and consistency of a rice-egg noodle kind of thing. If I had to guess it could be some sort of pan fried congee, but it certainly was not soup or porrage like congee is.

Does anyone on you site have experience with this street food, and what is the name?



Posted May 12th, 2009 - 12:26 pm by from Newcastle upon Tyne, England (Permalink)
i guess the name is doufunao(literal translation to English: tofu brain).

Posted May 12th, 2009 - 12:40 pm by from Newcastle upon Tyne, England (Permalink)
sorry, i just read your message again and found i gave you the wrong food name.I think the food is called Guobian(锅边,wok rim) in Fuzhou, Fujiang province.

Posted May 28th, 2009 - 5:35 pm by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
-It was a white liquid type substance that was poured onto a large flat pan

You mean this type of flat pan?

are you talking about this thing (腸粉)

锅边/wok rim


Posted June 2nd, 2009 - 8:43 pm by from Shenzhen, China (Permalink)
i believe what thesherminator says,it is 肠粉!a kind of breakfast very famous and vogue in Guangdong.

Posted June 3rd, 2009 - 6:04 am by from Bellevue, United States (Permalink)
Great! Thanks everybody. But Ahguo felt pretty strongly that I was referring to Guobian -- it did look like the stuff in the picture of the flat pan, but was not filled with stuff or rolled; the pasta like thing was served by itself in a small plastic bag to be eaten just like that. It was quite delicious.

Is Guobian similar to the pasta part of 肠粉 (steamed vermicelli roll) but without the filling?


Posted June 4th, 2009 - 10:15 pm by from Hong Kong Island, China (Permalink)
腸粉(steamed vermicelli roll) without the filling , but its rolled..



鍋邊 (guo bian)


but there something calls 狗仔粉 (It means dogie noodle in English)
*the original version has meats and dry shrimp

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