Good Luck Lo Mein
8 ounces fresh Chinese egg noodles
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shredded carrots
2 celery stalks, julienned
2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 cup snow peas, cut in half diagonally
1/2 cup julienned bamboo shoots
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons oyster-flavored sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to package instructions; drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. Place a stir-fry pan over high heat until hot. Add oil, swirling to coat sides. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add carrots, celery, bean sprouts, snow peas, bamboo shoots, and green onions; stir-fry until vegetables wilt slightly, about 2 minutes. Add noodles, oyster-flavored sauce, and sesame oil. Toss to mix noodles with vegetables and cook until all vegetables are tender, about 2 minutes. Serve.
Chef’s Quote: What’s the one dish that’s a must at Chinese birthday, anniversary, wedding, and New Year’s celebration? –Noodles! The long length of noodles symbolizes a long, luck-filled life. Although fresh Chinese noodles have the best texture for a stir-fried dish, spaghetti or angel hair pasta can be used as a substitute. Gung Hay Fat Choy-Happy Chinese New Year!
Credit: Yan Can Cook