Hello, Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle!
We've passed by this famous Ximending spot not knowing that it offers one of the must have street food in Taiwan. Its busy vibe lured us in and since it was very cold and drizzling that day, we opted to get one.
As we pay for our bowl, I noticed its logo and realized that I've seen it somewhere. And true enough, it was featured by Lady Iron Chef. And that's when I got really excited and thought we made the wrong move getting the small bowl.
The bowl of vermicelli noodles (or mee sua) and intestines were scrumptious! Make sure you add one or all of the sauces on the side. We went with vinegar and garlic.
The noodles were silky thin and the intestines were chewy yet soft. The gravy broth had this lovely blend of savoury and slight spicy taste making me slurp every last bit of it. (Well, I had to fight with R for it since we were sharing one bowl.)
The line became crazy long when we finished but service remained consistent as people come and go. Well, you wouldn't really want to linger around as there are no tables or chairs giving it worthy of the title street food.
I was also impressed with how the customers kept the place clean. They stack the empty bowls properly and dispose the leftover noodles in a bin. I wish we could practice the same in Manila.
I would definitely visit Ay-Chung again and order a large bowl next time!