Longevity Noodles

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February 17, 2017 by mummumskitchen

I cooked this sometime back to celebrate my hubby and boy’s lunar birthdays. The purpose of eating longevity noodles during lunar birthday is a way to wish the birthday boy/girl to have good health and longevity. My mum used to cook this for me during my lunar birthday too. So this time around, I also decided to cook the same for them. So it depends on what kind of ingredients you like to add.. I prefer a simple one, of course. 🙂

ingredients.

Longevity noodles (you can choose orange or white noodles, depending on your preference)
Garlic, minced
Eggs
Carrot, shredded
Dried mushrooms, soaked and thinly sliced
Char siew, thinly sliced (or you like to choose other meat, based on your preference)
Cooking oil
Water
Oyster sauce
Light soy sauce
Pepper to taste
 edf

methods.

  1. Cook the longevity noodles in a pot of hot water, as per instruction on the package. Remember to ensure that the noodles is 80% cooked, so that it will not break easily while stir frying. Drained and set aside.
  2. Cook two perfect hard boiled eggs. (Chinese believe every good things come in double. So there is a need to cook two eggs) Set aside.
  3. Beat another egg and add some salt to taste. Heat the wok with some oil and scramble the eggs. Set aside.
  4. In a heated wok, heat some oil and saute the minced garlic. Add the shredded carrot, mushroom and char siew. Stir fry till fragrant.
  5. Add the noodle, eggs and the seasoning (Oyster sauce, light soy sauce and pepper). Stir fry the noodles until everything is well mixed. Take care not to break the noodles. (Chinese believed that it is not auspicious if one breaks the noodles during cooking)

Mum mum’s notes:

It is difficult to stir fry the longevity noodles as compared to the other type of noodles as it is very long (there is no break to longevity noodles). So it is also difficult to separate to two portion if you find that one packet of noodles is too much for 2 persons. My advice is to cook one pack at one go.. It is also not too good to break the noodles even before I serve it to the birthday boys.. So just cook all!

 

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