Lighter and less fussy than ramen, these noodles make a great snack or late night meal. You can find them all over the islands at places called "drive-inns," fast-food-style joints that serve local fare.
- 2 cups any broth, but preferably Japanese dashi
- ¼ pound fresh noodles, such as Chinese egg noodles
- Toppings of choice could include chopped scallions, sliced fishcake, cubed tofu, bean sprouts, Chinese barbecued pork, shredded daikon (radish), sliced snow pea pods and, what the heck, bacon.
Warm the broth in a saucepan. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package.
Drain noodles and place them in a deep bowl. Cover with the hot broth.
Add toppings. Eat with a Chinese ceramic spoon and chopsticks. Drink any hard-to-spoon broth straight from the bowl.