Our favourite Taiwanese noodle joint

Taiwanese Noodles have become a real comfort food for Glenn and I in Shanghai. This place is about a 10 minute walk from our house on the corner of Hong Mei Lu and Yan’an Lu. It is a small family run business and Glenn and I often go there for breakfast. I never would have imagined eating wontons for breakfast before moving here! But they are so delicious. The wontons are stuffed with pork and mushroom or pork and shepperd’s purse which is a green, weed like vegetable…kind of reminds me of dandelion greens. The wontons are in a super tasty soup broth and you can add spicy chilis in oil to it. Glenn adds two or three heaping spoonfuls of chilis to his while I prefer half a spoonful.

I even made Georgia walk up with me early one Saturday morning for a bowl but she wanted me to to pick her up a croissant on the way to enjoy with her soup. I’m pretty sure she still has her pajamas on but hey, we’re in China. It’s not unusual to see people out for a walk with their pjs on.  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

We often bring friends and business colleagues that are visiting us there for lunch and sometimes grab a couple beers from the convenience store next door to enjoy with the spicy goodness.


So on Sunday afternoon, we found ourselves home with no kids as they were at a friend’s house playing and we wanted noodles…..didn’t want to necessarily leave the comfort of our quiet home. So Glenn hopped on his scooter and drove up there. The thing with ordering the noodles for take out is that they can get too soggy if they are sitting in the soup broth too long. So this time, the owner gave Glenn all the fixings to make them at home!  DYI wonton soup and I think tasted even more delicious πŸ˜‹

Thanks to Glenn for taking all of the photographs below. You can cook me wontons anytime, babe!❀❀



Come visit us in Shanghai and I promise to introduce you to this deliciacy which, by the way, costs Β₯12 a Bowl….less than $5 Canadian dollars for two bowls. πŸ‘πŸ‘They do have vegetarian options as well but the pork and mushroom wonton soup and pork and shepherds purse wonton soup are definitely our favorites.

Until next time!

Only joy, only love,



4 thoughts on “Our favourite Taiwanese noodle joint

  1. so so yummy, especially on a chilly day, but really any day!


  2. Trudy Williams March 6, 2017 — 6:03 am

    I remember these wontons being the very best we had anywhere in China. It was at this 6 table spot that you taught May and I to sit where ever there was room. You said it was the Chinese way. What a good “way” it was too. Being Canadian we would have probably stood up to eat rather than infringing on someone’s personal space. How silly is that?


  3. Looks delicious! PJs in public is not only a China thing. I’m pretty sure the woman in line in front of me at Sobey’s on Merrymeeting road had her pjs on (with Tweety Bird on them πŸ™‚ ). Now, if only we could get some Taiwanese Noodles here in St. John’s.


  4. Looks wicked yummy!


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