Meatless Mondays is a great idea but I don’t do it. I’m a mostly meatless lunch person. On the days when my husband is at work, I often make myself a vegetarian mid-day snack. A fried egg with leftover rice and some Viet pickles is among my personal favorites. So is banh mi with tofu or egg. This week while rummaging through the hinterlands of my pantry (a deep hallway closet), I found a five-pound box of Quon Yick dried Chinese noodles.
I went to the factory years ago to discuss dumpling wrappers with the owner because the company is one of the oldest of its kind in the Los Angeles area. Quon Yick makes great noodles and dumpling wrappers and used to be Chinatown, Los Angeles. The kind owner, Henry Leong, gifted my friends and me about eight (8) boxes of dried noodles and a bunch of fresh noodles and dumpling skins too. The fresh stuff is gone(!), but the dried noodles remain. I’d forgotten about them and suddenly remembered how great they are. I needed to start using the noodles.