The Lunar New Year is a festival typically celebrated in Asian countries that begins with the Lunar calendar's first new moon. There are many traditions to follow as it is important to carry good fortune into the following year. In Asian culture, long noodles symbolise long life. This is a simple dish that you can include in your next Lunar New Year feast!
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Lunar New Year Noodles
Preparation & Cooking time: 20 min
200g egg noodle
½ cup cooked Urimi steak cut into slices
1 cup of cooked spinach
½ cup of cooked shrimp
½ cup of caviar
2 tbsp tahini or peanut butter
2½ tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp sesame oil
½ tbsp minced garlic
chilli paste (optional)
Mix all these ingredients above to form the dressing.
#1 Cook noodles in boiling water according to the package directions (I usually cook for
1 minute less, as I'm not too fond of soft noodles). Drain and rinse the noodles with cold
water and add one tablespoon of sesame oil and mix. Place on a large plate.
#2 Place the cooked steak, spinach, shrimp and caviar on top of the noodles.
#3 Pour the dressing over all the ingredients, let your guests grab some chopsticks and
You can use any egg noodle. Using fresh spaghetti is a good alternative.