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Longevity Noodles

Longevity noodles, also known as "changshou mian" in Chinese, are a staple dish served during Chinese New Year. These long, uncut noodles symbolize long life and good fortune, making them a must-have for any Chinese New Year feast. This recipe features a simple yet flavorful sauce made with sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic, paired with tender noodles and your choice of protein and vegetables.
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Longevity noodles are a traditional Chinese New Year dish that are easy to make and full of symbolic meaning. The noodles are traditionally served uncut to represent long life, and are paired with a flavorful sauce and your choice of protein and vegetables.


1 pound Chinese egg noodles
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Protein of your choice (such as sliced chicken, beef, or tofu)
Vegetables of your choice (such as sliced carrots, bell peppers, or snow peas)
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 10 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 15 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.


In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sesame oil, vegetable oil, minced garlic, brown sugar, and black pepper until well combined.


In a wok or large skillet, cook the protein and vegetables over high heat until they are cooked through. Add the cooked noodles to the wok and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.


Pour the sauce over the noodles and stir until the noodles are evenly coated.


Serve the longevity noodles hot, garnished with sliced scallions or cilantro if desired.

Tips for this recipe

To make the noodles even more symbolic, try not to break or cut them while cooking.

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