Long Life Noodles


Long Life Noodles hold a special place in Chinese culture, representing longevity, good luck, and well wishes for a prosperous future. These noodles are typically made from wheat flour, giving them a chewy and satisfying texture that pairs well with various ingredients.

Traditionally, Long Life Noodles are served during birthdays and other celebrations, especially for elder family members, to express wishes for a long and healthy life. To maintain the symbolic meaning, the noodles are left uncut or unbroken during preparation and consumption.

When it comes to cooking Long Life Noodles, stir-frying is a common method that allows the noodles to absorb the flavours of accompanying ingredients. This dish often includes an array of fresh vegetables such as bok choy, carrots, mushrooms, and bell peppers. These colourful additions not only provide visual appeal but also contribute to the nutritional value of the meal. Protein sources like chicken, shrimp, or tofu are often incorporated, adding depth and variety to the dish.

Long Life Noodles

In Chinese culture, long noodles represent longevity so you will always find a heaped serving of Long Life Noodles on the table at a Chinese celebration banquet. 

  • 240 grams Chinese Egg Noodles
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp Chinese Rice Wine or Dry Sherry
  • 1 tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Pinch White pepper
  • 1 Cup Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 3 Spring Onions / Scallions
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
  1. Place the egg noodles into a pan of boiling water for 1-2 minute and once softened, strain through a sieve and then lay out onto a clean tea towel and allow to cool.  In a bowl combine the rice wine, light soy sauce and dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar and pepper, mix well and place to one side.  Place a wok over a medium to high heat and once smoking add the oil along with the mushrooms and half the spring onions. After a minute of stir frying add the cooled noodles and continue to stir fry for another minute. Evenly pour over the sauce mixture and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes being careful not to break up the noodles as long noodles represent prosperity. Finally add the remaining spring onions, stir gently to combine, then turn off the heat, drizzle with sesame oil and serve. 

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