Sunday, October 07, 2007

Stir-Fried Long Life Handmade Noodle

Long Life Handmade Noodle signifies long life, and is an essential item on any birthday banquet menu. Never cut the noodles into shorter length if it is cooked as a Birthday dish! For this recipe, Chinese chives, bean sprout, mushroom, yellow tofu - Chinese heritage yellow taukwa, are used to stir-fry this noodle. The long life handmade noodle comes in 2 colours – white and orange. I pick the white one for this recipe. As the noodle itself contains salt, therefore, there is no need to season with any salt.
Preparation: 15 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 175g long life handmade noodle
° 100-150g chinese chive, cut into 5cm length
° 100g bean sprout, trimmed
° 1 (110g) Chinese heritage yellow taukwa/yellow beancurd, cut into strips
° 4 fresh shiitake mushrooms, cut into slices
° 2 slices ginger, finely chopped
° 3 tablespoons olive oil
° 1/3 teaspoon salt, or to taste
° 1 litre water

1. Place the noodle in a pot of 1 litre boiling water and cook for about 2 minutes. Drain well and if the noodle is too salty, rinse under running tap water. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Add the ginger and fry till fragrant.
3. Add in the tofu and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
4. Throw in the mushroom, Chinese chive, bean sprout, and stir-fry briskly for 1 minute. Season to taste with salt.
5. Add in the noodle and toss gently. Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.

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