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Long Life Noodles

Long Life Noodles with Mushrooms and Soy-Sesame Sauce

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Enjoy some weeknight good fortune with this dish of Chinese long life noodles, which are believed to signify luck and longevity. They’re stir-fried with leeks and three kinds of earthy, super-flavorful mushrooms—cremini, oyster, and shiitake. Toss everything in a delectable honey-soy sauce, and you have yourself a dinner that’s lucky and irresistible.
  • Vegetarian
  • Stovetop Only
Serving size
2servings
Prep & cook time
minutes
Cooking Skill
easy

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • cremini mushrooms
    • 4 ounces
    • cremini mushrooms
  • Mushrooms Oyster Local
    • 2 ounces
    • Mushrooms Oyster Local
  • Mushrooms Shiitake Local
    • 2 ounces
    • Mushrooms Shiitake Local
  • scallions
    • 3
    • scallions
  • leeks
    • 9 ounces
    • leeks
  • sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon
    • sesame seeds
  • soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup
    • soy sauce
  • rice wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon
    • rice wine vinegar
  • sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon
    • sesame oil
  • honey
    • 1 packet
    • honey
  • crushed red pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon
    • crushed red pepper
  • long life noodles
    • 8 ounces
    • long life noodles
  • baby spinach
    • 5 ounces
    • baby spinach

What You’ll Need

  • canola oil
  • water
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 10" large pot
  • 12" large pan

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp paper towel and thinly slice caps, discarding stems. Rinse scallions, trim and discard roots, and thinly slice. Rinse leek and trim and discard dark green tops. Halve lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Place in a bowl of cold water and allow dirt to sink to bottom. 

  2. Make Soy-Sesame Sauce

    Make Soy-Sesame Sauce

    Place sesame seeds in a large pan over medium heat and toast, stirring, until golden brown and fragrant, 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, as much crushed red pepper as desired, ½ of scallions, and 1 tablespoon water. Stir to combine. Taste and add salt as needed.

  3. Sauté Vegetables

    Sauté Vegetables

    Drain leeks and pat dry with paper towel. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to pan from sesame seeds over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add mushrooms and leeks and sauté until softened, 5-7 minutes. Taste and add salt and black pepper as needed. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

  4. Cook Long Life Noodles

    Cook Long Life Noodles

    Season pot of boiling water generously with salt then add long life noodles and cook until al dente, 2-3 minutes, then drain. 

  5. Season Long Life Noodles

    Season Long Life Noodles

    Add long life noodles to pan with vegetables over medium-high heat. Push noodles and vegetables to outer edges of pan. Add soy-sesame sauce to center of pan and simmer until thickened, about 1 minute, then stir to combine all ingredients. Stir in spinach and cook until just wilted, about 1 minute more. Remove pan from heat. Taste and add salt and black pepper as needed.

  6. Plate Long Life Noodles

    Plate Long Life Noodles

    Garnish long life noodles with remaining scallions and enjoy your good fortune (and delicious meal!). 

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