Friday, December 3, 2010

Char Siew Sou Mein ~ Longevity Noodles

Sokehah Cheah | 7:52 AM | |


I served the  'Char Siew'  with Sou Mein ~ longevity noodles which are traditionally served during birthdays .... long, uncut noodles which signify long life!




Long, flat, dry noodles that resemble spaghetti








I've grown a liking to this type of noodles as they're a bit chewy on the inside and there's less lye water.  This plate of noodles is indeed very delectable especially with 'Char Siew' gravy add-on.  I'll definitely be making this again for sure.

Ingredients
  • A packet of noodles   -  I used 210 gm for 3 servings
  • Char Siew ~ BBQ pork
  • Sesame oil
  • Light soya sauce
  • Spring onions
  • Vegetables of your choice
  • Pepper
Preparation
  1. Bring a pot of water to the boil, blanch some vegetables, remove, drain and set aside.
  2. In the same pot of boiling water, add in the lightly rinsed noodle sticks and let cook for about 7 mins., al dente.
  3. Take out the noodles with a strainer, drain off excess water and place on a serving plate.
  4. Drizzle on some sesame oil and light soya sauce, mix well.
  5. Mix in some Char Siew gravy.
  6. Slice up some Char Siew and place on top of the noodles.
  7. Add in some blanched vegetables, garnish with some chopped spring onions and add on a dash of pepper.
  8. Serve immediately. 
Note:  Click ' here' for the recipe of Char Siew ~ BBQ Pork






I'll be submitting this entry to 'Quickies noodle challenge' which is  hosted by 

14 comments:

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  1. Wow....who's birthday this time ? :) I love this kind of noodles..it has a nice texture....my grandma used to cook this noodles for our birthdays :) but now the younger generations doesn't practice this any more :p

    Your BBQ pork looks delish in this noodles....now hunger pang just drooling at them....breakfast time !!!

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  2. Very nice! It looks so appetising with the sticky char siew and so much crunchy green veg on the side! If only we could buy char siew noodles like this, outside the home *sigh*

    Thanks for your supporting our challenge with this yummy looking entry :)

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  3. It has been awhile since I have eaten any of this noodle on my birthday. Grandma used to make them

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  4. I only eat Sau Mein at birthday meals in Restaurants, never thought of cooking at home.
    And usually in restaurants, they seem thinner.
    I'll try to watch out for a pack of this.

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  5. Your char siew came in handy for this noodle dish. They complement each other.

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  6. Wow...this looks very mouth-watering. I can have this any time :D Your mee suah looks fat! :P My mom used to cook it in chicken soup for birthdays. Wishing you luck for the entry.

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  7. Cheah, I love everything on this plate. Looks so delicious!

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  8. A bowl of comfort! LOoks mouthwatering!

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  9. somebody also gave me this same pack of noodles long ago and i cooked that dry with minced meat, this just reminded me to cook the noodles again maybe with char siew, ha!..this noodle actually taste not bad, very smooth.

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  10. Elin
    Everybody's birthday, ha, ha!

    denise
    You are most welcome. Just join for the fun of it!

    Penny
    Looks like all grandmas know how to prepare this longevity noodles!

    Wendy
    There are other brands of this longevity noodles as well in the market. Notice that nowadays if we order sou mein in the restaurants they serve all egg noodles or wonton mee or even Hakka mee.

    busygran
    Oh yes, they do!

    MaryMoh
    Thanks. Are you going to join in too?

    Anncoo
    Thank you so much!

    Angie
    Ya, one dish meal!

    lena
    Yes, not bad. Prefer this to the yellow Hokkien mee, a lot of lye water and oily.

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  11. Love this tasty and auspicious dish! My type of comfort food :D

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  12. Cheah,
    My mum makes this noodles for us on our birthdays and she also make a red egg:D Your longevity noodles looks so inviting and I am going going to ask my mum to make me a bowl for lunch tomorrow. I showed your picture to her and she said it looks very delicious:D

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  13. Quay Po Cooks
    Oh, so is it your b'day tomorrow? You're so lucky to have your mum cook this for you.

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