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BIRTHDAY NOODLES

Yesterday was my birthday! Many people eat noodles on their birthdays in China. Noodles symbolize longevity. The noodles on birthdays are called longevity noodles. On this day, people wish themselves f a long healthy life and many more to come.


Each household has its traditions and preferences for making birthday noodles.


This is how I like to prepare them. Simple, quick, but meaningful.


Ingredients - 2 Servings

  • 80g to 100g thin noodles. My family uses wheat noodles. I prefer soba (buckwheat) noodles, healthier.

  • 1 egg

  • Vegetable oil

  • Soy sauce

  • Sesame oil

  • White pepper powder

  • 1 scallion greens

  • Salt


Instructions

  1. Boil noodles.

  2. Fry one egg. We like our eggs a little crispy. Fry it in 2 tsp of hot vegetable oil.

  3. In a serving bowl. Add 2 tsp soy sauce, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, and 1/4 tsp white pepper powder.

  4. Transfer cooked noodles to the bowl. Add 1 1/2 cup of noodle-cooking water. Stir well.

  5. Top noodles with the fried egg and finely chopped scallions.

  6. Serve noodles with some pickled mustard.

* Vegan option.

Instead of egg, serve noodles with dried tofu. See the image below.


ENJOY!




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