I don't know whether my version would be recognizable to a Sichuan food connoisseur, but that isn't an issue when my family is helping themselves to huge portions of these noodles. They are a great hot weather main course with toppings.
Eggs! Eight or nine eggs each day. It's the two-sided coin of owning 11 chickens. On one side, I'm thrilled to have fresh eggs always available. On the other, the stream of eggs is so steady at this time of the year, you can be swimming in them.
When I travel, I don't buy souvenirs -- the sombrero just never looks quite right back at home -- but I collect food memories. And a favorite is of a perfect starry night around a small metal outdoor table, surrounded by people I hardly knew, sharing Singaporean flatbread called roti prata.