We had this Birthday longevity noodles when we were having Chinese New Year lunch together with few relatives at Banting. The other day i tried to imitated this noodles at home for a light lunch..If for Hokkien people like me, usually we will have mee suah soup when Birthday but those restaurant outside usually serve this type of Birthday noodles. Nowadays we can easily have this type of noodles in any days.
There are various version of these noodles served in different restaurants such as mee suah (flour vermicelli), yee mien and etc. But one common in this noodle is that cooked thick gravy with vegetables, seafood and meat and pouring on top of the noodles. The version we tried was using wanton noodles.
A lot of liew (ingredients) in this noodle
cook all these ingredients into thick gravy,,
and pour on top of this wanton noodles
Birthday Longevity Noodles 寿面
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
5 small bundles Wanton noodles
200g meat, slices (coat with tapioca flour and little salt)
100g fresh prawns
Half carrot, shredded
100g green mustard or Choy sum
5pcs crab sticks, shredded
3 mushrooms, slices
5 black fungus, slices
½ green pepper/ capsicum, slices
1 spring onion, slices
4 slices of ginger
1/2tbsp chopped garlic
Chicken stock or water (if use water, add chicken stock powder to taste)
1tsbp dark soy sauce
1tbsp oyster sauce
Salt to taste
Tapioca flour water (mix tapioca flour with water)
1. Heat cooking oil in a wok, sauté garlic and ginger till aroma.
2. Add in carrot, mushrooms and snow fungus, stir well.
3. Add in stock or water, bring to boil for 5mins.
4. Add in prawns, meat, crab sticks, veggie and capsicum, cook for 1-2mins.
5. Season with dark soy sauce, oyster sauce, pepper and salt, mix well.
6. Add in generous amount of tapioca flour water to thicken the gravy.
7. Pour gravy on top of noodles (blanch in hot boiling water for 1min), serve hot.