Longevity Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Longevity Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Because noodles are long in shape, they symbolize long life, long lasting relationships and happiness. That’s why noodles are commonly served at birthdays, weddings and during the Chinese New Year.

Guest post by Martin Yan

Food photography by Stephen Klise and food styling by Elle Simone Scott

  • Yield:4-6 servings
  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:50 minutes


8 ounces minced lean chicken, pork or beef 

For the Marinade

2 tbsp. dry sherry or rice wine  

2 tbsp. soy sauce 

2 tsp. cornstarch 


1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

3 tbsp. chicken broth 

1 tbsp. oyster-flavored sauce 

2 tsp. soy sauce 

2 tsp. rice vinegar 

1 tsp. chili garlic sauce 

For the Sauce:

1 package (about 12 ounces) fresh Chinese egg noodles 

1 tbsp. cooking oil 

Sichuan preserved vegetable, chopped, for garnish 


  1. Combine meat and marinade ingredients in a bowl; mix well.  Let stand for 15 minutes.  Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl; whisk until blended; set aside. 

  2. Cook noodles in a pot of boiling water, according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water; drain again.  Place noodles in a serving bowl.

  3. Place a wok or stir-fry pan over high heat until hot.  Add oil, swirling to coat sides.  Add marinated meat; stir fry for 2 minutes.  Add sauce and cook until heated through.  Pour sauce over noodles and garnish with Sichuan preserved vegetable.   

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