Long Life Noodles with shiitakes, ginger & scallions

Lunch / Dinner

Long Life Noodles with shiitakes, ginger & scallions

Also called Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year celebrates the beginning of the new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. And along with the celebration comes food that carries a lot of symbolism. Long Life Noodles are long, uncut noodles that are said to bring longevity when eaten during the Lunar New Year celebration, or on a birthday — not that you need an excuse to enjoy this simple and satisfying dish.


8 servings (9 cups)

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What Type of Noodles To Buy

Look for noodles labeled yi mein, or e fu, for Long Life Noodles. But if you can't find them, any long wheat and egg-based noodle will work... just don't break them.


Combine soy sauce, sweet soy, wine, oyster sauce, sugar, and white pepper for the sauce.

Cook noodles according to package directions, then drain and toss with 1 Tbsp. sesame oil.

Toss together shiitakes, ginger, scallions, and pepper flakes.

Stir-fry shiitake mixture, in 4 batches, in 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil per batch, in a wok over high heat until shiitakes release their liquid and it evaporates, 23 minutes per batch; transfer to a bowl.

Stir-fry noodles in remaining 2 Tbsp. sesame oil in same wok over high heat, 2 minutes. Add shiitake mixture and sauce to wok; stir-fry, tossing until sauce coats the noodles, 2 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 257

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16g 24%

Saturated Fat 2g 10%

Cholesterol 12mg 4%

Sodium 542mg 22%

Carbs 24g 8%

Protein 5g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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