Noodle symbolizes "long life" or "longevity" for Chinese, we will indeed have a noodle dish during Chinese New Year's eve, birthday or wedding. Noodle symbolizes "long life" mainly because it is lengthy. We usually fry longevity noodle - a flat type of egg noodle similar to Western linguine. You can have any type of noodles, have it fried, soup or with gravy during these events.
I went to the market and saw this crispy Yee Mee selling in 5 cakes in a packet. I bought it on the spot and thought of making Yee Mee in Cantonese-style, my hubby all time favourite. Got some "choy sam", carrots, prawns & fish cakes to go with it, what a simple dish for dinner, isn't it? It could be a nice noodle dish for re-union dinner too.
& Prosperous Chinese New year!
4 cakes Yee Mee
200gm medium-sized prawns, removed shell & vein
1/2 carrot, cut into strips
200gm Choy Sam (green leafy vegetable), peeled and washed
4 pcs Fish cakes, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups water
4 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp Shiao Xing Rice Wine
3 tsp salt
2 tsp white pepper
Thickener (adjust according to your preference):
6 tsp corn flour
10 tbsp water
1. Heat oil, saute garlic till fragrant.
2. Add in carrot & fish cakes. Stir well for 2 mins.
3. Add in water, bring to boil.
4. Add in choy sam & prawns. Simmer till cooked.
5. Add in thickener & eggs Simmer till gravy is thicken.
6. Add in seasonings. Off fire.
7. Arrange yee mee on a plate. Pour the gravy onto it. Serve hot.
My bits of tips:
• You may also add in chicken meat, pork meat or chinese cabbage.
• The thickness of the gravy is on your own preference. Some might like thicker sauce or vice versa.
My bits of recommended recipes:
Simple Fried Mee Hoon ala Chinese
Fried Udon Noodles
Fried Linguine ala Chinese