...Stir Fried E-Fu Noodles

E-fu noodles or yi mien, are traditionally eaten in Cantonese households during birthday celebrations. These "longevity" noodles are made with wheat flour and eggs and have a wonderfully springy -spongy texture due to the soda water that is used to make them.  E-fu noodles are easy to prepare and cooked in a myriad of ways. This recipe is a simple vegetarian base upon which you can add your choice of protein or other favorite ingredients.  Not only is it a quick favourite for us, cut into shorter strands, our 13 month old also loves them.

Ingredients: (Yields 3-4 servings)
-1 package of e-fu noodles
-6 carrots, julienned 
-5 stalks green onion, julienned
-5 tbsp soy sauce
-3 tbsp oyster sauce
-Other ingredients you might wish to add: bean sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, ham, garlic chive, shrimp. 

1. Follow instructions on the noodle package to rehydrate them. We boil our noodles for 3 minutes until tender and then rinse them under cold water in a colander. 

2. In a large fry pan, stir fry your vegetables and protein in vegetable/canola oil over medium high heat until cooked. 

3. Add the rinsed noodles to the pan.  Once the water has cooked off, you may need to add a few more tablespoons of oil to prevent the noodles from clumping. 

4.  Add the soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir fry for another minute or two until the noodles and vegetables are coated evenly with sauce.


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