If you’re looking for a sizzling hot bowl of heaven for lunch or dinner, be sure to check out Yummy Noodles in Chinatown, NYC. Yummy Noodles is best known for their famous clay pot rice. Clay pot rice is a traditional delicacy that originated from Guangdong Province. It can be served as a meal for lunch or dinner.
The making of clay pot rice is quite simple: put the rice into the clay pot after washing it; add appropriate amount of water and shut the lid; cook the rice until it is 70% done; add in all the ingredients and simmer the clay pot with a slow fire
The rice is cooked in the clay pot first and cooked ingredients like diced chicken and Chinese sausage are added in later. Traditionally, the cooking is done over a charcoal stove, giving the dish a distinctive flavor.
The varieties of Cantonese clay pot rice reaches as many as twenty or more flavors, including dried meat, mushroom chicken, spare ribs with black bean sauce, pig liver, braised duck, plain boiled sliced chicken, and so on. The ingredients play an important part to the flavor of the clay pot rice. The translucent rice absorbs the cream of the dried meat and gives out a pleasant aroma
The secret to enjoying this sizzling hotness is drizzling soy sauce just enough to cover the surface of the rice and mixing everything together. Since the meats were both fatty and lean meat, the flavor of the rice was even stronger.
The best part of the clay pot rice is its crust – the bottom layer of the scorched rice, deeply golden brown with just a bit of char. he crust is really the best part of the clay pot rice and every bite of it is just crunchy, crispy, and tastes even better when the fat from the meats melt right into it. The Chinese sausage and preserved duck clay pot rice was absolutely warm, refreshing, and ultimately satisfying!