Noodles with Satay Sause (沙茶面 shachamian). [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
As a traditionally famous Xiamen dish, the Shacha noodles (noodles with satay sause) is found everywhere in the streets of Xiamen. It is famous for its cheap price as well as the spicy flavor of satay which is not only rich in nutrition, but good for appetite, body metabolism and dispelling endogenous winds and cold.
The cooking of Shacha noodles is quite simple. Just cook the noodles in boiled water for a few seconds, take them out and pour the thick spicy satay soup into the bowl of noodles while they are still hot, a bowl of rich-flavored satay noodles will then be complete. When cooking the Shacha pork noodles or Shacha beef noodles, the meat must be cut into thin slices. The marriage of some mungbean sprout or other vegetables will result in a savory taste that will keep you yearning.