Thursday, December 10, 2009

Longevity Noodle Soup



Chinese loved to eat long noodle on their birthday because it signify long life, it is like a tradition especially for older people. We will have long noodle, red eggs and peach steamed buns for older people. Today, I made my noodle soup with ShanDong ramen (山东拉面). It is similar to the noodle that Taiwanese served on their beef noodle soup. This noodle is packaged dried in a rectangle box that you can get in the Asian store. Good in soup and stir-fry.




Ingredients:


ShanDong ramen, homemade chicken stock, tofu fish cake, fried fish balls, napa cabbage and mini sausages.

Method:


1. Prepare the homemade chicken stock with 1 chicken, 1 big yellow onion, small piece of smashed ginger, 2-3 stalks of scallions, 3 carrots (cut). Simmer for 2 hours. Season to taste with salt, sugar and chicken stock granules.


2. Cook noodle per package instruction. Set aside.


3. Sieve the chicken stock. Turn the heat to high, when boiling, add in napa cabbage, tofu fish cake, fried fish balls and mini sausages. Let it cook for a minute or two.


4. In a bowl, place in the noodle. Scoop the soup on top with ingredients to serve hot. Eat with chili padi (bird eye chili) for extra kick.




I'm sharing this noodle with Presto Pasta Nights, an event created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast. This week host is Kevin, do go and check out Closet Cooking delicious round up on Dec, 11th! Thanks!



16 comments:

tracieMoo said...

I like fishball soup noodles. They're simple and less oily compared to fried noodles. It looks very yummy.. I feel so hungry now..

Belinda @zomppa said...

YUMMY! Here's to a long happy life!!

Sonia said...

Simple way of cooking but it must be taste great.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i havent tried shandong ramen...my bday is approaching and i'll cook for my own bday party hehehe

thinking abt noodle dishes now..

Kevin said...

That soup looks nice and light and healthy and tasty! I really like using noodles in soups like this. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Light and delicious! Very nice!

tigerfish said...

Whose birthday was it? ;p

Joanne said...

This looks so delicious! Definitely worth living many many years for.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

a hot bowl of noodle soup is good for cold weather now!! yummy!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi, anymore left of that delicious noodle?
Sure looks great, I bet its out of this world in the mouth, ha ha.
Have a great weekend, Lee.

pigpigscorner said...

Simple and delicious! I like using this noodle too, love the texture.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Tracie, yes less oily. :)

Thanks Belinda.

Yes Sonia, simple and good.

Happy Birthday to you Rita. Can't wait to see your spread.

Thanks Kevin.

Thanks Ju.

Hehe Tigerfish, hubby!

Thanks Joanne.

Yes Lesley. I had one yesterday too.

Thanks Uncle Lee. You have a great weekend too!

Thanks pigpigs.

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Indonesia-Eats said...

I recalled this noodle. I made for my husband birthday last year. I told him, "mie panjang umur"

Food For Tots said...

Your noodle soup looks so delicious with all the yummy ingredients. A satisfying meal for the day!

Ruth Daniels said...

Such a beautiful photo and such a delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing such a healthful soup with Presto pasta Nights.