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?

3 comments:

Liney said...

Oh god - Mu shi reminds me of dieting when we were too lazy to cook.

Antonia said...

Looks great, even if you weren't so pleased with it. I love anything involving a pancake - a pancake could improve almost anything in my book!

Pam said...

Amen!