Quick and Easy Longevity Noodles

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found only one other recipe here at Zaar for Longevity Noodles. I am sure that is it delicious (it IS a Nurse Di recipe! and her stuff is great), but for me, quick and easy with fewer ingredients works better sometimes. This is a cross between chicken noodle soup and egg drop soup. Add some minced garlic for a bit of flavor variety.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 12 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 12 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (3 ounce) package chicken-flavored ramen noodles, cooked (you won't need the seasoning packet)
  • 1 cup sliced cooked chicken, cut into strips
  • 4 medium green onions, chopped


  1. Stir the cornstarch, water and sesame oil in a small cup.
  2. Set the mixture aside.
  3. Heat the broth and soy in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.
  4. Stir the cornstarch mixture and stir it into the saucepan.
  5. Cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened.
  6. Reduce the heat to low.
  7. Add the eggs, in a slow steady stream, stirring while adding.
  8. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  9. Divide the pasta, chicken and green onions among 8 serving bowls.
  10. Ladle about 1 cup broth mixture into each bowl and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I think this recipe is worth 5 stars as a concept, rather than as a recipe that should be followed strictly. As Chef Mommie points out, the amount of broth is not given, though the instructions say to put about 1 cup of soup into each of 8 bowls. That makes me think that the broth should be 4 cups and, probably, concentrated. If this is a light accompaniment to a meal, I suppose 1 package of noodles and 1 egg may be enough. To eat this as a meal, I think you would want 1 package of noodles and 1 egg for each diner. I would add the soy sauce to taste. I didn't thicken my soup, but did add some hot sesame oil, green leafy vegetables and a little cilantro. I also used fresh ramen noodles instead of instant ones. It still took very little time to make and was very nice.

mianbao July 25, 2011

I would give this 5 stars on taste, but unfortunately the ingredients and directions are missing the amount of broth that is mentioned in step 3. I used a 14 oz. can of chicken broth, but not sure if it was suppose to be more, due to the fact the recipe claims 8 servings. I enjoyed it none the less and sure wish Amy were here to straighten it out. "Remembering Amy"...Tina

Chef Mommie June 01, 2007