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Mi Quang

Quang Style Noodles

The Vietnamese province Quang Nam created this dish -- the deliciousness of it spread it. Traditionally, this is more of a noodle dish than a soup. The rice noodles are made with turmeric which gives them a nice flavour and color, and makes them a bit denser. The noodles are topped with meat -- usually pork and shrimp, sometimes chicken or beef -- then the broth is poured on. In the south they will use more broth, making the dish into more of a soup. Either way, it tastes really good. Two added bonuses that really make the dish pop: roasted peanuts and, my favourite part, sesame rice crackers, or bánh tráng me. It's basically a piece of rice paper with sesame seeds that is toasted. Break some up and put it in the bowl. They provide an nice little crunch to the dish.

Mi Quang or Quang Style Noodles