Yummy Chinese Yaka Mein Soup
Andy Anderson !
It took me years to perfect the recipe, but I considered it a labor of love. It’s a simple dish composed of broth, Chinese noodles, pork and a hard-boiled egg…. But, oh sooo good. Ahh memories.
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
8 ozyakisoba noodles
4 ozchinese pork, not bbq pork
1 mediumhard-boiled egg
1 1/2 cchicken stock, not broth
1 tspsesame oil
·sesame seeds, for garnish
How to Make Yummy Chinese Yaka Mein Soup
- Chef’s Note: My sister and I are in the back seat of our car, and dad is driving with mom at his side… No seatbelts in those days. We’ve just left Sunday services at Saint Dennis parish, and we’re headed to Chinatown to meet up with my Uncle Charlie, and Aunt Adele. Plus my Uncle Ed and Aunt Josephine and my two cousins Jody and Little Adele will be there too. We’re headed for Chiam restaurant.
As the snow slowly falls, I spend my time looking out at the city of Chicago, slowly being covered in a blanket of white.
When we arrive, we get a large table, and I order what I always do… A big bowl of Yaka Mein soup, a side of pork eggrolls, and a “kiddie” cocktail. To those of you that don’t know what that is, it’s ginger ale with some cherry juice, and a little umbrella.
I spend the time talking and laughing with my cousins, and just enjoying life. Ahh, memories.