Longevity Noodle Soup

Golden threads of luck! Misua noodles simmer in savory broth for a Lunar New Year tradition. Wishing you a prosperous New Year with every slurp! Golden Longevity Noodles bathe in fragrant broth, a tradition steeped in good luck and heartwarming Flavors. #CNYFeast #FoodieBlessings #LongevityNoodles

Chinese New Year isn’t just about red envelopes and firecrackers; it’s a culinary journey too! And what better way to celebrate than with a steaming bowl of Longevity Noodle Soup? These symbolic golden threads, known as misua, hold a special place in the festivities, promising blessings of long life and good fortune.

Misua, those delicate wheat noodles, cook up in minutes, leaving a comforting warmth in your belly. They symbolize longevity and slurping them whole is believed to bring good luck and a long, prosperous life. It’s a reminder to savour the journey, each sip and noodle representing a year of happiness and health.

This soup isn’t just about symbolism, though. The broth sings with the flavour of chicken, mushrooms, and abalone, a harmony of good ingredients creating a complex depth. Every spoonful is a dance of savory and sweet, reminding me of family gatherings and shared laughter around the table.

Beyond Lunar New Year, this soup graces birthday tables and other auspicious occasions. It’s a symbol of hope and prosperity, a wish whispered on the steam that carries the aroma of home and happiness.

So, whether you’re celebrating a new year or simply craving a heartwarming meal, try your hand at Longevity Noodle Soup. Each slurp is a step towards good luck, each bowl a reminder that sometimes, the simplest things hold the most meaning.

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Longevity Noodle Soup

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


Golden threads of luck! Misua noodles simmer in savory broth for a Lunar New Year tradition.


Units Scale

Chicken Broth

  • 4 large chicken drumsticks
  • 1 kg chicken frames
  • 1 1/2 litres water
  • 2 medium onions, roughly sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic, slightly bruised
  • 8 pcs dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon wolfberries / goji berry, soaked in water to rehydrate
  • salt
  • ground white pepper

Noodle Bowl


  1. In a large pot, blanch the chicken drumsticks and bones in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse.
  2. Add the blanched chicken, onions, garlic, mushrooms, water, and wolfberries to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender.
  3. Season with salt and ground white pepper to taste. Remove the chicken drumsticks and mushrooms then set aside. Strain the broth to another clean pot, discarding the solids.
  4. Put pot with broth over stove top over medium heat bring it to a boil, add the misua and cook for 30 seconds, stirring gently to separate the strands. Turn the heat off
  5. Divide the cooked misua and broth evenly into four serving bowls. Drizzle with some sesame oil on top.
  6. Reheat the chicken broth and add the baby abalones. Warm them through for a few minutes without overcooking.
  7. Shred the chicken drumsticks and divide them equally among the bowls.
  8. Top each bowl with 2 baby abalones, 2 shitake mushrooms, 5 quail eggs, and some sliced spring onions.
  9. Serve and enjoy immediately!



3 Responses

  1. Eha Carr says:

    The name is familiar naturally -daresay I have enjoyed this more than once but do not think I have made any at home. Have been to my supermarkets already – no problem with misua noodles – more than a few kinds available – the tinned abalone may be harder to access – have not used any. The dish looks so inviting – shall work on it and report back some time !!!

  2. That’s a birthday meal when I was still a kid :-)

  3. Michelle says:

    Always gotta have longevity noodles for birthdays! Love the addition of the abalone and quail eggs to this hearty meal!

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