米苔目 Thick Rice Noodles

米苔目Thick Rice Noodles

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This traditional unique Hakka specialty was used to simply provide farmers energy. Nowadays, people enjoy it in a different way. The thick rice noodles have a variety of combinations, and this cuisine also shows the creativity of the Hakka people.

Where is it from?

Thick rice noodles are a traditional Hakka cuisine. In the past, Hakka usually ate it while they were farming. Every year when the Hakka worked in the farmlands, the housewives would prepare pots of hot thick rice noodles with sponge cucumbers or cool noodles with green bean soup. This delicious cuisine gave the farmers energy to finish their day.

How do you prepare it?

First, you put a filter on a cooker which is filled with boiling water. Then pour seasoned rice paste onto the filter and rub it with your hands constantly. Finally press the rice paste through a filter into the boiling water until they are well cooked.

People usually enjoy thick rice noodles with meats, mushrooms, dried shrimps or other salty ingredients. Furthermore, they can also be stir-fried with some other ingredients. On the other hand, you may serve the thick rice noodles with ice cubes, syrup, beans, taro balls and some other sweet ingredients. Thick rice noodles involve a variety of combination and this cuisine also shows the creativity of Hakka people.

Where do you buy it?

This traditional Hakka cuisine can usually be seen at Taiwanese traditional markets.

米苔目  

米苔目也被稱為米篩目,是客家傳統小吃。客家人經常在蒔田割禾時食用它。米苔目是最有農村風味的台灣小吃,每到農忙收割時,主婦們總要不時送幾鍋煮得香噴噴的絲瓜米苔目或冰涼清甜的綠豆米苔目到田邊,讓辛苦的工作者補充一下體力。

米苔目的做法是把米篩架在鍋子上,鍋中煮水,再把調好的米糊倒在米篩上,用手來回搓,讓米糊通過篩孔擠到下面的滾水中,煮熟即成。因為是經過「米苔」的「目」擠出成型,所以叫米苔目。米苔目以鹹品為主,加入肉絲、香菇、蝦米等配料煮湯食用,或是搭配配料拌炒,成為炒米苔目。另外米苔目可加入冰塊及糖水,亦可加入紅豆、綠豆、芋圓等甜品配料,。米苔目可當熱鹹食與甜涼食食用,展現出客家人在美食上的創意。

米苔目目前在各大傳統市場或夜市皆吃得到,是台灣相當受歡迎的平民小吃。

References:

http://taiwanpedia.culture.tw/web/content?ID=11807

http://homeeconomics.pixnet.net/blog/post/66280637-69.%E5%A4%9C%E5%B8%82%E7%B3%BB%E5%88%9713%EF%BC%9A%E6%87%B7%E5%BF%B5%E7%9A%84%E6%BB%8B%E5%91%B3%EF%BC%8D%E7%B1%B3%E8%8B%94%E7%9B%AE

http://taiwanfoodculture.net/lp.asp?ctNode=2660&CtUnit=1070&BaseDSD=17&mp=1501

 

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