Chinese Egg Noodles in Broth Recipe

Looking for an easy Chinese egg noodles in broth recipe? Learn how to make Chinese egg noodles in broth using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by calorieme2

Makes 4 servings



Longevity, or long-life, noodles are a popular Chinese dish for birthdays and Chinese New Year. As their name indicates, they symbolize living to a ripe old age. There are innumerable variations on the basic noodle dish; this one serves a simple broth over the yi mein egg noodles. It is very important not to cut or break the noodles while cooking or serving them. To do so would be very bad luck indeed.

Recipe Ingredients for Chinese egg noodles in broth

450 g egg noodles
5 cups Chicken broth (low sodium)
1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
1 T Sugar
1/2 Salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
2 T Water
1 T Cornstarch
4 Scallions, sliced thinly on the diagonal
2 tsp Sesame oil
4 Lettuce leaf
100 g chicken

Recipe Directions for Chinese egg noodles in broth

  1. Bring a large pot or wok of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the egg noodles and cook, until just done. Stir the noodles very carefully while they are cooking, preferably with chopsticks to avoid breaking any of the noodles. Drain the noodles carefully, rinse and portion them out into serving bowls.

  2. Add the broth, soy sauce and sugar to the pot or wok and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt and white pepper.

  3. In a small bowl, make a slurry with the 2 tablespoons of water and the cornstarch. Whisk the slurry into the simmering broth to thicken it very lightly.

  4. lay one lettuce leaf in the bottom of each bowl, of a loose leaf variety,

  5. Pour some of the broth into each bowl over the cooked noodles. Garnish each portion with cooked chicken, scallions and a few drops of sesame oil.

  6. Variations

  7. Vegetables: Add vegetables to the simmering broth: shiitakes, sprouts, snow peas, spinach.

  8. Garnishes: Top each portion with a sliced hard-boiled egg, deep-fried tofu, poached and sliced chicken, char siu pork.

  9. Stir a beaten egg into the simmering broth to form wispy ribbons.

Categories

Soup, Chinese

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 488.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
296
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
52mg
17%
Sodium
1897mg
79%
Potassium
434mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
37.1g
12%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
19.8g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 4% Iron 12%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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