Mee Sua with Chicken Soup (Longevity Noodles)


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 Cuisine: Chinese   |   Prep Time: 5 minute   |   Cook Time: 20-30 minutes   |   Serve: 2 persons

It’s been awhile since my last post! It has also been awhile since I really cook. Life has been really hectic for me but ain’t going to whine about it because I generally enjoys it :) Life’s short, will just treasure every moment and try to stay positive.

Speaking about life, there is this Chinese Tradition where we eat ‘Mee Sua’ during birthdays or auspicious celebration. The Chinese believes Mee Sua signifies long life. Hence, it is served during birthdays especially for the older generations to wish them good health and longevity. This tradition is no longer practiced in my family but I will try my best to keep this alive. Mee Sua is a type of noodle that is made out of wheat flour that’s really thin and fine and takes minutes to cook. This dish is usually with chicken soup and hard boiled eggs. There are many variations of Mee Sua, but the most common now is the Taiwan style where they serve it in a thick sauce with oysters. As usual I am going to simplify and it make it easier for me and everyone else. So here it goes!

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Ingredient 

2 Mee Sua bundles (Flour noodles)

Chicken carcass & drumsticks

Baby choy sum (own preference)

3-4 slices of ginger

2 clove large garlic

Eggs

2-3 tbsp Soy sauce (own preference)

1 tsp Sesame oil

Pepper

 

Method

1. Fill your soup pot with water and let it boil. Put in the chicken carcass, sliced ginger and garlic clove and let it simmer for at least 30 minutes.

2. Then put in the chicken drumsticks in and add soy sauce, sesame oil and pepper into the soup. Let it simmer for another 30 minutes-45 minutes in medium heat.

3. In a separated pot, place eggs in pot of cold water (enough water to cover eggs). Bring it to a boil for about 10 minutes and turn off the stove. Rinse the eggs with cold water before peeling and set it aside.

4. In a saucepan, cook the Mee Sua (flour noodles) and the vegetables for about 30 seconds -1 minutes or as stated in your Mee Sua packaging.

5. Rinse the cooked Mee Sua with cold water and separate it into 2 serving bowls

6. To serve it, put in the chicken drumstick, hardboiled egg and vegetables into the Mee Sua and pour in the hot chicken soup.

7. Garnish and serve it hot.

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