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  Long Life Noodles

1/2 lb steak, sliced in thin strips
1 lb long thin Asian noodles
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp sesame oil - plus
1 Tbs soy sauce - plus
1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts
1/2 cup fresh pea pods
1/4 cup chopped fresh broccoli
1/4 cup sliced red or green bell peppers
dash of pepper
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp sugar
salt to taste

In hot wok or large frying pan, heat small amount of oil; stir fry steak. Drain and set aside. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and place in large bowl. Blanch vegetables in boiling water, each separately; drain well. Add meat and vegetables to bowl. Mix oils, soy sauce, pepper and sugar; pour over and mix well. Season with more soy sauce and sesame, if needed. You also can add water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, shrimp or chicken strips, if desired.

Eating these noodles on your birthday or New Year's Day is supposed to ensure you a long and healthy life.

Yield: 4 to 6 Servings