Mami soup

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Mami soup
Chicken mami of Masuki restaurant
Type Soup
Place of origin Philippines
Created by Ma Mon Luk
Main ingredients Noodles, chicken
Cookbook: Mami soup  Media: Mami soup

Mami is a noodle soup made with wheat flour noodles, broth and the addition of meat (chicken, beef, pork) or wonton dumplings.


Its creation is generally attributed to Ma Mon Luk, a Chinese immigrant who began selling noodles served with chicken broth in Binondo, Manila in 1920. Ma originally called his dish "gupit", after the Tagalog word for “cut”. Later, Ma decided to call it "Ma mi" (simplified Chinese: 马面; traditional Chinese: 馬麵; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ma-mi), literally meaning, "Ma’s noodles". Unfortunately, Ma did not have the name patented. Soon, imitation noodle soups sprouted with a name that was, personally, his.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gao Min Chuan, The Story of Mami King, Ma Mon Luk, Zhongshan Overseas Chinese Journal, April 1, 2010
  2. ^ Rodriguez, Anna Katarina (2012). Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. pp. 736–738. ISBN 978-981-4345-21-7. 
  3. ^ Jose Victor Z. Torres, The Legend of Ma Mon Luk, Rogue, April 2017