Noodles with Meat Sauce

Shaoz Mian

Appears in

Mrs. Chiang’s Szechwan Cookbook

By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Flavor: Reddish-Brown: Red-cooked — Meal: Easy, Made in Advance — Meal: One-Dish

“My mother always boiled two eggs for a child’s birthday,” says Mrs. Chiang. “The birthday child ate the eggs and tossed the shells into the canal beside our house. As they floated downstream they carried bad luck away with them. After the eggs came a bowl of very long noodles to ensure a long life. These birthday noodles would usually be boiled and covered with a highly seasoned meat s