My love for Shanghai noodles goes back a long way. Back in those days I used to frequent Esquire Kitchen because it was conveniently near where I worked, and their Shanghai noodles was a treat I looked forward to… tremendously.
I always order the one with char choy (preserved veggie), pork strips and pork chop, and I still do. I ate this just the other day for lunch and although the noodle is a bit different, at least the soup is not as high sodium as it used to be at one time.
Indeed there was a time when I had to close my eyes and wish the saltiness away. I always joked about them needing to reimburse me for the expensive wrinkle eye cream after all that squinting and twisting to my eye area as I painfully swallowed each mouthful.
Glad though that they’ve realized and decided to tone down the salt. I love the taupan cheong (chilly bean paste) that accompanies the Shanghai noodles. It’s so good and I always request for extra . Me, the Chili Queen, remember?