At the Shida night market near my grandmother's home in Taipei, one of the most popular chefs is the fellow pictured above. He fronts a streamlined operation that churns out noodle plates like clockwork.
The vat in the picture is divided into 4 sections so he can have four meals cooking simultaneously. As soon as one is done, the chef pulls it out, gives the whole steaming mess a couple of shakes, pours it on a plate and seasons it, and immediately throws another batch of ingredients in.
Each customer selects his/her meal from a long table heavily laden with ingredients ranging from varieties of tofu, meat/fish balls, veggies, eggs, noodles, etc.
Here's the highly tasty (and spicy!) finished product. One plate was more than enough for the two of us.
I can't imagine how many dinners this guy cooks each night; I wonder if anyone knows. The man is a machine!