Food Blog and Recipes by Elle Hadwen (longevity noodles)


Elle Hadwen

these noodles were quick, easy, and tasty.

Longevity Noodles

Chinese New Year has a wonderful arrangement of food. I made something that I was within my skill zone and seemed easy enough to make. These noodles took twenty minutes to make and that’s counting all the prep work. They tasted so good that even my step-dad liked it, and he’s a picky eater.
3 quarts water
12 ounce Yi Mein noodles (I used Lo Mein noodles)
⅛ tsp sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp hot water
2 tsp regular soy sauce
2 tsp dark soy sauce (I left this out because I couldn’t find it)
2 tbsp oyster sauce
½ tsp sesame oil
Freshly ground black pepper
3-4 vegetable oil, divided
5 shiitake mushrooms
8 ounces chives

Cook your Lo Mein noodles according to package directions. Make sure to sample a noodle to make sure it’s done. Drain the noodles and set aside
Dissolve the sugar and salt in 1 tablespoon of hot water, and add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and pepper.
Heat the pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil around edges
Add the mushrooms and the chives, and stir fry for 30 seconds. The mushrooms are like sponges and will quickly soak up the oil. Add another tablespoon of oil if it looks too dry.
Add the noodles (they should be warm with no water dripping from the noodles). If the noodles are cold, they simply need to cook longer until they are warm. Adding more oil can help separate the noodles.
Spread the prepared sauce evenly over the noodles. Cook everything together until well combined. Mix everything together carefully, because the noodles need to be long because the longer they are, the longer you live.
Leave plain or put your favorite hot sauce and enjoy