Oyster vermicelli
A bowl of oyster vermicelli in Taipei, Taiwan
Alternative names蚵仔麵線
TypeVermicelli soup
CourseMain course, snack
Place of originTaiwan
Serving temperaturehot
Main ingredientsOyster, misua, flour

Oyster vermicelli or oyster misua (traditional Chinese: 蚵仔麵線; Taiwanese Hokkien: ô-á mī-sòaⁿ) is a kind of noodle soup originated in Taiwan.[1] Its main ingredients are oysters and misua (Chinese vermicelli). One of the famous places serving this is in Dihua Street, Dadaocheng, Taipei.[citation needed] A tan-brown variety of vermicelli used for this dish is made primarily with wheat flour and salt, and gains its unique colour due to a steaming process that darkens the sugars in the dough, allowing it to be cooked for longer periods without breaking down.[2]

An alternative is vermicelli with large intestine, in which oysters are substituted with small segments of pig's large intestine.

See also


  1. ^ 沃凱文, Kevin Wolkober (2017-07-08). "Ukuko Oyster Vermicelli - Eat Drink Taiwan". Medium. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  2. ^ Hiufu Wong, Maggie (24 July 2015). "40 of the best Taiwanese foods and drinks". edition.cnn.com. CNN. Retrieved 8 April 2020.