CNY Flashback: Chinese New Year Breakfast
Talking about vermicelli - this has been described to be a type of pasta but get confused you would! Vermicelli has its history in many parts of the world, not just in China and various parts of East Asia but also in Italy, Americas, Middle East and even North EastAfrica. In East Asia, there is the rice vermicelli often described as rice noodles. Then, there is the vermicelli made from mung bean, which is translucent when cooked and vermicelli made of wheat. The latter, commonly used in Chinese cuisine, is called mee sua 面线 in Hokkien, min seen in Cantonese and mian xian in Mandarin Chinese: mian xian). My sister-in-law always cooks that(inset) for Chinese New Year breakfast. Bless her! For me, it's better than bread or cornflakes!