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There’s nothing quite like liangpi – chilled, translucent noodles doused in flavorful sauce – for South China’s summer months. In case you don’t have a street-side stall handy, Mr. Zheng delivers no-mess noodles at reasonable prices.
A RMB16, vegetarian-friendly serving of liangpi, which includes julienned cucumbers, carrots and cabbage, comes with a separately-packaged sauce of your choice. Simply rip open a couple packets and drizzle for instant tangy, tongue-tingling spiciness or a milder sesame flavor.
Spongy chunks of gluten (mianjin) sop up extra sauce and also add a chewy texture to the mix.
For those craving meat, Mr. Zheng serves up another Shaanxi specialty: roujiamo (RMB12). The restaurant’s rendition of fatty stewed pork inside a flat white bun is solid, if a little soggy on delivery.
Individual restaurants in the chain – which number 33 in Shenzhen – offer some variation, but one other menu item that never fails to please is the yogurt (RMB10). A modest cup of the liquid-y stuff is sprinkled with crisped rice, dried fruit and seeds, making for a parfait-like concoction that’s also perfect for hot days.
How much: RMB16-26
Good for: cold noodles, roujiamo
Search for: 凉皮先生
Available on: Baidu Waimai, Dianping, Eleme, Koubei, Meituan
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