Many Sarawak restaurants in fact have forgotten about this dish because the chefs are either from West Malaysia or another places where this specialty is not known.
|A special Full Month Foochow Dish - Tai Ping Eggs and Chicken Soup Noodles|
Photo courtesy of the happy Grandfather Lawrence Ding.
I remember many of the Ming Chiang (Foochows) celebrating birthdays and especially Full Moon of baby boys in Hock Chu Leu in Sibu. And the special and very tasty dish is this Tai Ping Eggs. For a table of 10 there would be 10 eggs which are first hard boiled and then deep fried to make it like golden balls...very auspicious looking.
The mee sua would be served separately or already in the chicken soup. A whole local home grown or organic free range chicken would be used to make the soup. Other ingredients would be shitake mushrooms of the best quality and some dang kui and may be red dates.
This Full Moon feast is to thank relatives to have brought gifts (of chickens and eggs) to welcome the new born baby boy and to announce the safe delivery of a baby boy to carry on the family's surname.
More ang pows (money gifts) would exchange hands and more toasts made....the feast is always such a good gathering of relatives to share their blessings and good fortune.
The tai ping eggs are symbolic of Peace of Earth...and all is well.
Wishing you all lots of peace and harmony.
(There is no harm to cook this dish at home any time of the year....)