Mee Suah (Longevity Noodles)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mee Suah or Longevity Noodles is normally served during birthday celebrations. For Chinese, Mee Suah (面线) simply means long noodle thread and it signifies long life which explains why it was normally served during birthdays. Mee Suah is whitish in colour and sold in bundles. Mee Suah is good to be used to prepare soup noodle.

Mee Suah before being cooked

Serve it while it's hot and don't let the noodles soaked in the soup too long coz Mee Suah tends to be soft after awhile

2 bundles Mee Suah
100g minced pork
2 eggs
handful anchovies
handful tong choy
handful wolfberries (kei zhi)
siew bak choy
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp tapioca flour

  1. Marinate minced pork with salt, soy sauce, pepper and sesame oil.
  2. Toss minced pork with tapioca flour and make it into small ball shape.
  3. Boil tong choy, anchovies and wolfberries and water in a pot.
  4. Add in meatballs and salt to taste.
  5. Break eggs into soup but don't stir. Add in Siew Bak Choy.
  6. In a separate pot, blanch Mee Suah for 1-2 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  7. Add in soup into Mee Suah. Add in a dash of sesame oil.
  8. Serve hot.


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