I plan to celebrate the Chinese New Year with my family over a favorite dish of ours that happens to serve up plenty of good luck: Shanghai Noodles with Ground Pork and Veggies.
Like cultures around the world, the Chinese celebrate their New Year with foods they consider to bring good luck and fortune. And more importantly, they consider Chinese New Year as a time to gather with loved ones and toast to a prosperous and happy year to come.
The ingredients in my Shanghai Noodles with Pork and Veggies promises to deliver just that!
Noodles: The longer the better! Noodles represent longevity. In this recipe, I used A-SHA Hakka Flat Noodles.
Mushrooms: Say hello to growing your fortune! Yes, please!
Long and Leafy Greens: Serve long leafy greens to wish your parents a long life.
Pork: The fattiness in the pork indicates a well-fed year to come.
Cooking Asian food can seem intimidating, but what I’ve learned is that with a little prep, it’s very simple. And with a quick trip to World Market, it’s easy to score the specialty ingredients that a typical grocer may not carry.
Just be sure to chop, prep and mix everything needed for the recipe in advance. The cook time of this dish is less than 20 minutes—faster and better than Chinese takeout!