Photo of Longevity Noodles by WW

Longevity Noodles

Total Time
30 min
20 min
10 min
This recipe is a tasty choice for Lunar New Year. The noodles symbolize longevity and the mushrooms represent prosperity. Enjoy it as a main course, or serve it as a side dish as part of a larger Lunar New Year menu.


Uncooked thin rice vermicelli noodles

8¾ oz

Canola oil

2 tsp

Shiitake mushroom

1 cup(s), sliced, thinly sliced


1 medium, cut into matchsticks

Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), peeled and deveined

Garlic clove

2 clove(s), thinly sliced

Fresh ginger

1 tsp, finely grated

Snow peas

1 cup(s), whole, thinly sliced

Chinese (pak-choi) cabbage

4 cup(s), shredded, or Napa cabbage, thinly sliced

Canned water chestnuts

1 cup(s), thinly sliced

Oyster sauce

2 Tbsp

Low sodium soy sauce

1 Tbsp


2 medium, thinly sliced


  1. Prepare the noodles according to the package instructions; rinse under cold water and then drain well.
  2. Heat a wok over high heat. Add the oil and heat for 20 seconds. Add the mushrooms and carrot; stir-fry until the mushrooms are tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the shrimp, garlic, and ginger; stir-fry for 1 minute.
  3. Add the snow peas and cabbage; stir-fry until the cabbage starts to wilt and the shrimp change color, about 2 minutes. Add the water chestnuts, oyster sauce, soy sauce, noodles, and half of the shallots; stir-fry until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve sprinkled with the remaining shallots.
  4. Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups


This recipe is originally by WW Australia and is republished here with permission.