|Place of origin||Philippines|
|Created by||Ma Mon Luk|
|Main ingredients||Noodles, chicken|
Its creation is generally attributed to Ma Mon Luk, a Chinese immigrant to the Philippines 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 trademarked. Soon, imitation noodle soups sprouted with a name that was, personally, his. The inspiration for deriving the name may also more simply take root from the Hokkien Chinese term (simplified Chinese: 肉面; traditional Chinese: 肉麵; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Mah-mī), meaning meat noodles.
- Gao Min Chuan, The Story of Mami King, Ma Mon Luk, Zhongshan Overseas Chinese Journal, April 1, 2010
- 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.
- Jose Victor Z. Torres, The Legend of Ma Mon Luk, Rogue, April 2017
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