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Yamo's House Noodles: Sometimes Less Is More 

Wednesday, Jul 16 2014
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Yamo's House Noodle with Beef is a simple dish with just a few ingredients. But sometimes less truly is more.

Fresh egg noodles are boiled to order and are cooked just right. Though not quite al dente since they are cooked all the way through, the noodles still manage to maintain the springiness and bite akin to that of a good ramen noodle.

The noodles are tossed with soy sauce before being placed in the bowl and topped with thin slices of beef caramelized over a piping hot wok. The dish is garnished with a rough chop of green onion and cilantro, as well as what seems like a head's worth of fried garlic. And that's it. (Okay, there might be a sprinkle of MSG in there too, but everything in moderation.)

The umami-rich dish works well undoctored; the green garnish freshens and lightens the dish while the garlic extends savory notes and adds texture. But if you must, the appropriate condiments to add are red chilies in oil for some heat and vinegar for balance.

And the best part (besides a satiated belly): These noodles will set you back a whopping $6.

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