Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Beef Maw Mystery

Here’s a pic from our dinner at Lao Sze Chuan. (see previous post) Again, the meal was incredible.

Pictured: (counter-clockwise) spinach with dry chili, Quong Di sole fillet with pak choy, my plate, eggplant with garlic sauce, chicken with three spices, and pot stickers.

Crab Rangoon is not pictured because Miss Healthypants already ate them all.

Now, we have a question about maw. What is maw? That’s our question. On the portion of the menu that features “Very Chinese Special” there are items like fish head casserole soup, pork stomach with sour pickle, and spicy beef maw.

I found out later that fish maw, of which there seemed to be a huge abundance in the Chinese markets, is the air bladder of the fish. Would beef maw, then, be the lungs?

I read somewhere that Lao Sze Chuan does feature beef lungs, but I didn’t see “lungs” anywhere on the menu.

At any rate, we all agreed to try the spicy beef maw next time we go. It’s served as an appetizer and only $4.50, so it’s definitely worth a try.

Any input regarding what beef maw is would be greatly appreciated.


At 1:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so eating there this summer.

At 1:08 AM , Anonymous Arriana808 said...

Beef maw is actually tripe.


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