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Chinese New Year

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Traditional noodle dish popular at New Year


Yield 4 servings
Preparation time 15- 20 minutes
Cooking time 12-15 minutes
Main Ingredient Noodles


  • 250g noodles #
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 250g medium sized prawns/shrimp, shelled and deveined or chicken fillets finely sliced or a combination of both.
  • head Chinese cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 carrots, finely sliced
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 red bell pepper/capsicum, sliced
  • handfull of snow peas
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp chilli oil
  • 2 tbsps sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 spring onions/scallions, finely sliced
  • Small handful coriander/chilantro

# The longer the noodles, the longer (and luckier) your life will be — so don't cut them! This dish is made with long, flat egg noodles however you can use any noodles, with fresh giving the best results.


  1. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, drain and rinse with a little cold water. Set aside.
  2. Heat the wok over a high heat with a little sunflower oil and add the prawns/chicken, cooking very briefly for about one minute each side.#
  3. Remove from the wok and set aside.
  4. Put the wok back over a high heat, add a little sunflower oil and stir-fry the ginger and garlic for about 30 seconds. Add the carrots, Chinese cabbage, soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and chili oil.
  5. Stir-fry until the carrots are tender but still have a bit of crunch. Add the noodles and prawns/chicken  and toss to combine.
  6. Serve straight away with a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds, sliced spring onion/scallions and coriander leaves.

#If using chicken make sure it is cooked and if using with prawns/shrimp cook first for a couple of minutes then add the prawns/shrimp

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