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Mala Longevity Noodles Recipe

These Spicy Mala Longevity Noodles are ideal for your Lunar New Year celebration -- or let's be honest, any time of year 🍜

By Betsy Ding

20 min
serves 2-4

How to Make


  • 1 Omsom Chinese Mala Salad Starter
  • 12 oz. yi mein, egg noodles, or chow mein noodles (fresh or dry both work)
  • 4 stalks green onion, sliced into 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 ½ cups sliced fresh or dried and rehydrated shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil 
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. neutral cooking oil
  • soy sauce, to taste

Serve with:

In China, noodles represent longevity, and thus are commonly enjoyed during the New Year and birthdays. This recipe is a perfect dish to share with family and friends during the Lunar New Year. 


Let’s get cooking: 

  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions. 
  2. In the meantime, heat a wok or large skillet on high heat. Pour neutral cooking oil, then toss in green onions and mushrooms. Sauté until browned and aromatic, about 3-4 minutes. 
  3. Once noodles are al dente, drain and rinse noodles in cold water. Add noodles to green onion and mushrooms, then lower heat to medium. 
  4. Season with Omsom starter, 2 tbsp. soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and sugar. Mix and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Taste and add more soy sauce if needed. 
  5. That’s it! Serve and enjoy immediately.
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