Super popular traditional Hakka noodles
There’s an old noodle stand in the center of Sanyi Township where tourists must not miss. Opened in 1945, Lai Noodle started off under the name “Shin-shin Noodle Stand.” The owner ran the business next to Sanyi’s local market. The signboard was blown away one day. Customers started to call it by the name of the owner, Lai Shin-kuei instead. Since then, it is no longer Shin-shin, but Lai Noodle.
Affordable, delicious, and worthy
With nearly 70 years history, the current owner running the business is in fact the third generation. What hasn’t changed with time is the flavor of the soup which sweetness comes from the pork bone simmered for long hours. With the savory soup as base, some traditional noodles served with braised pork, bean sprouts and chives become a bowl of traditional noodle dish. Recently the most popular item on the menu is traditional noodle with eggs and pork slices. The content is more abundant and satisfying.
There are several side dishes to choose from in the shop. One of the most popular side dish is pig cheeks. The pork chops are simmered till tender and they taste chewy and full of colloid. Other dishes such as sausages with chives are also popular. The owner says that having at Lai Noodles, side dishes must not be missed. The noodle stop now has the capacity of two stores. The price is however still affordable as usual. Around NTD100 will be sufficient for a satisfying meal. No wonder that the line of customers is always long even that the shop’s capacity is already broadened!