Thursday, January 17, 2008
Almost Mu Shi
Since I was a kid, one of my favorite options at the Chinese restaurant has been mu shi. It's relatively healthy, comprised of mostly cabbage and mushrooms, but I think I really liked it as a kid because of the pancakes. I don't know why - they're not much more than flour and water, but I've always been a fan.
Sadly, there's no good Chinese food near my apartment. True, I could take the T into Chinatown, but sometimes a girl just wants to stay in and watch a whole season of My Name Is Earl on her DVR. So I decided to finally try my hand at mu shi in my own kitchen.
I combined quite a few recipes, none of which seemed complete. And my results? Not great (certainly not good enough to provide a recipe), but about as close to the real thing as I'm going to get any time soon. It'll do in a pinch, when I really don't want to leave the house, but I'd still venture out to get the real thing.
Anyone have a good mu shi recipe for me to try out?