Egg Noodle Soup with Duck

Mì Vịt Tiêm

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Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

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Mi, or egg noodles, are wonderful served in rich, concentrated pork broths such as hu tieu. Mi vit tiem is one of the most popular variations served at mi houses in Little Saigon. Like hu tieu, mi is a Chinese-style soup; therefore, it is not served with a salad platter as pho is. Duck—braised, roasted, grilled—is delicious in soups. You can buy your own roasted duck in Little Saigon or even Chinatown, or follow the recipe for Five-spiced Chicken (substituting duck for the chicken) in this book. Additionally, you can substitute shrimp and squid for the duck for a seafood version (mi do bien), or add tofu. For a little variation, try xa xiu pork as a topping. It is a sweetened pork shoulder meat, with a bit of red coloring.