Deluxe Longevity Noodles
This deluxe longevity noodles can be served during birthdays, family as well as festive celebrations. I made this during Chinese New Year eve and it was a hit on the table. Despite the dish being named “deluxe” there were no expensive ingredients. The toppings for the noodles – cooked prawns (from Donki), a can of razor/pacific clams and a can of baby abalones – are all ready-to-eat and cost less than S$10 each. It is the blog tradition to make an ee-fu noodles recipe every Chinese New Year. Given my hectic work during the festive season this year, this convenient and value-for-money noodles is just the right recipe for busy people. It is also perfect post-CNY recipes if you have leftover cans of razor clams or baby abalones to clear after the festivities.
Yellow chives are a great companion to ee-fu noodles. You can skip this ingredient and substitute with other greens if you can’t find them. Wash them well and cut to equal short sections.
- Canned baby abalones – I used one mini can of baby abalones. It is an inexpensive brand, but I think the gravy very much. Try to opt for a brand that with a sauce you enjoy, preferably without artificial preservatives.
- Ee-fu noodles are my favourite noodles for longevity noodles. However, you can substitute with any Chinese dried long noodles.
- Fresh shiitake mushrooms and carrot flowers.
- Sauce made of rich chicken stock, fish sauce, soy sauce, white pepper & Chinese wine.
- XO Sauce. Gives a touch of instant luxury to the dish, making the longevity noodles more “deluxe”.
- Cooked ready-to-eat prawns. I bought them from Don Don Donki’s ready-to-eat seafood section. You can also buy frozen cooked prawns from the supermarket.
- Canned razor/pacific clams. Use them straight from the can.
- Garlic & Ginger。
Making Deluxe Longevity Noodles
- Bring a pot of water to boil, add the ee-fu noodles and cook for less than a minute – take them out once they separate. Set aside.
- In a heated casserole, fry garlic, ginger, carrot and mushrooms.
- Add cut yellow chives, and season with salt & pepper.
- Add the earlier prepared ee-fu noodles, xo sauce and prepared sauce. Stir fry to mix well.
- When the noodles sauce as almost absorbed, add the cooked food toppings – canned clams, cooked prawns and canned baby abalone. Optional: Ladle a few spoons of delicious abalone broth over the toppings so they are moist & flavourful.
- Finally, cover with lid and steam for 2 minutes and the dish is done! I served mine directly in the casserole.