Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stir-Fried Longevity Noodles 炒寿面

Longevity noodles is made of salted dough which is in long and continuous form. That's the reason it symbolizes long life in Chinese culture. Chinese consider it as an auspicious food to serve in one's birthday and during the Chinese New Year.

Now a days, the domestic helper at in law's house can fry quite tasty longevity noodles. The "Kiasu" in me  tells myself to try cook it at home. Now, I'm proud to to say that I do better than her, even on the first trial. :P
See, how Kiasu I am.

It's not difficult to prepare a home cooked longevity noodles. You can adapt it the way you fancy. For me, I prefer to fry the noodles rather than cook it in soup. Also, I think without chives the stir-fried longevity is not complete, so a handful of chives is added as the last cooking step.

Complementing the longevity noodles are roasted pork, scrambled egg, prawns, dried mushroom, and chives. The noodles is in perfect level of springiness. Here, I present to you my Stir-Fried Longevity Noodles. I'm sharing my oriental longevity noodles with Presto Pasta Night #147 founded by Ruth and hosted by Sara. Enjoy!

Stir-Fried Longevity Noodles 炒寿面
Serves 2


Longevity noodles, portion for 2
few stalk of chives, cut into 2" length
2 dried mushrooms, soaked, stalk removed and thinly sliced
8 medium-sized prawns, shelled and deveined
some roast pork, sliced
2 omega-3 eggs
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
cooking oil


1tbsp of oyster sauce
1tsp of brown sugar
1tsp of dark soy sauce
1tbsp of light soy sauce
dash of pepper
1tbsp of water


1. In a pot of boiling water, cook the longevity noodles as per the instruction on package. Drain and set aside.

2. Heat some oil in a wok, scramble the eggs and set aside.

3. Heat enough oil in the same wok, saute the garlic. Add the roast pork and mushroom to stir fry till fragrant. Then add the prawns to stir fry together.

4. Pour in the longevity noodles and the seasoning sauce. Stir fry till noodles is coated with the sauce. Add the chives and stir fry for a while before done.


ann low said...

WOW! Looks very delicious. Can I come over now, I want some of this...haha..

Little Inbox said...

Anncoo, you are welcome! You come by bus or by flight? Hehe...

Sara said...

Mmmm, these noodles look fantastic! I've never stir-fried noodles before, but it looks like a really yummy technique! Thanks for submitting to Presto Pasta Nights. :)

Sook said...

LOVE the recipe! The photos are beautiful too! I want some! :)

New Kid on the Blog said...

yummy yummy!!! :)

Noob Cook said...

I haven't try making the dry version 炒寿面 before. yours look good!

Duckie said...

wow new year dish?!

Little Inbox said...

Sara, it's my pleasure to join the PPN. :)

Sook, hopefully u can try this one day.

New Kid, yes it is. :) Haha...

noobcook, i read bout your soup version of longevity noodles.

Duckie, not really la. I just cook this for our dinner on normal day.

allie said...

Hungry already! Next time during our bloggers gathering, can you cook for us? Pls... :)


Suitable for upcoming CNY - Longevity to all!!

tigerfish said...

Love your noodles, looks just the right springiness ;p

Fresh Local and Best said...

These noodles look quite delicious!

Shell (貝殼) said...

Nice shot!! like food magazine cover~

choi yen said...

I like the ingredients that u add into ur fried noodle :)

xin said...

love the presentation esp the prawns on top! it definitely looks no less than a pro chef's work. can i have some..? *puppy eye*

Dora said...

I like noodles. All sorts of noodles, incl the longevity noodles. Well done. I'm starting to salivate. ;p

Little Inbox said...

allie, no problem, but I may have problem to cook in large portion. May be to separate the cooking to few batches, hehe...

MRC, can also, but I'll prepare steamboat for the CNY eve.

Tigerfish, yes the noodle is springy.

Fresh Local and Best, yup, it is , hehehehe....

Little Inbox said...

Shell, really? Still need improvement.

mimid3vils, those are the ingredients that I can't find at home most of the time.

Xin, can, come join me!

Dora, yes me too. I prefer noodles than rice.

Joanne said...

Yum! How delicious. Chives are one of my favorite herbs.

I love how symbolic this dish is.

Chats the Comfy Cook said...

I learned something. I never heard of a longevity noodle before.

Little Inbox said...

Joanne, Sweet and Savory, it's nice to introduce some of the Chinese stuffs here.

Ruth Daniels said...

What a droolingly delicious dish! Thanks so much for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. I'll be heading out to the Asian Market (there are only 3 in town) to find some longevity noodles.

I'm hosting this week's Presto Pasta NIght and I do hope you plan on sharing another of your excellent pastas.


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