- Longevity noodles – this is the brand Tha VianD opted.
- A handful of Bean sprouts. Sliced Onion, red Chili, soaked Shiitake Mushroom, Fish Cake, Fish paste and a few pieces of Ginger. Julienne Red Carrot and lean Pork (marinated with Oyster Sauce, Light soy, Salt, Sugar, Sesame oil, white pepper and a pinch of Corn flour).
- Salt, Sugar, white pepper, a touch of Oyster sauce and a dash of Sesame oil. All to taste. ** Note : Just dash/pinch of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice (no rocket scientific measurement here). Always taste your Seasoning !!!
Start by boiling a large pot of water with some Salt over high heat and cook noodles until just done (al dente), 5-10 minutes (follow package instructions), stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Drain in a colander and rinse thoroughly (really rinse well to get rid of the excess starch) with cold water until cool, then drain well to remove water. Lightly oiled the noodles to keep them from clumping together. Keep aside. U can do this in advance.
Saute some chopped Garlic, slice Onion, Ginger till aromatic. On high heat, add in the Pork strips, sliced Mushroom, Fish cake and Fish paste, give it a few quick stirs – till aromatic. Add water (this be ur gravy). Bring to boil, add Red Carrot strips, turn the heat to low and simmer for a min or two. Add all the Seasoning Ingredients. Crank-up the heat, a few more stirs and mix well. Fish out all the Ingredients, leaving the gravy (optional, U dont hve to do this but this way, U can then add the Ingredients on top of the Noddles before serving, giving it an attractive appetizing look).
Add the Noodles, mix well, (add more water if too dry, U do need a little gravy). Adjust Seasoning Ingredients accordingly if needed. Plate the Noodles, top with all the Pork Ingredients. Voila, ur plate of “Braised Longevity Noodles” is ready to be served hot.