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Vegan-friendly longevity noodles

Bibliotequetress asks:

Looking for restaurant recommendations for *vegan/vegan friendly longevity noodles* in Boston, pref less expensive than Myers & Chang (a student wants to pick up the tab for her fam of 5).

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Edit: I googled it. Ha! I assumed it was some kind of superfood noodle with anti aging ingredients. Haha!

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I would like to congratulate myself on not going down what looked like a delicious rabbit hole. Partly because I have a meeting to prep for and also because I'm hungry.

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the vegan part. Otherwise I'd say any of my favorite Cantonese places in Chinatown, like Peach Farm, Hong Kong Eatery or New Golden Gate. But I imagine you'd be looking at chicken stock in those dishes at a minimum.

I'd say the best vegan bet is Grasshopper in Allston or maybe Zhu in East Arlington. But I don't see yee mein on either of their menus.

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I think oyster sauce would be the issue. Maybe chicken stock, too, but that's easier to replace.

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My Thai Cafe in Chinatown is all vegan and has lots of noodle dishes. I don't remember hearing about this particular dish but maybe it would be a seasonal thing?

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Magoo ‘spects that longevity noodles are code for a wee wees ‘cause wee wees help wif the longevity of the hooman race and also look like noodles. Magoo.

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If people want to see infants expressing their fascination with their genitals and feces, they can work in a daycare.

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I don’t think you really meant people who want to see children playing with themselves should be working in daycares!

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It would be much easier to answer if they asked on an app that somebody is actually using.

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Your comments get dumber each day.

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Myles and Chang would have been my go to - some places may swap out the oyster sauce. As a vegan we use vegan oyster sauce at home.

For general noodle options, most Thai places will make them vegan - sadly I think most Cantonese places may not.

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All caveats in play getting recommendations from someone who knows the area, but hasn't actually ordered the dish :) Some ideas:

My Thai -- maybe worth a call if you are open to definitely vegan, but chinese style / pan-asian? If you haven't been, second floor lots of seating on the viet end of Beach St. in chinatown. I know they serve yellow noodles, think longevity noodles are the same yellow noodles treated with care, and believe that all the yellow noodles around come from the noodle factory nearby on Lincoln St. I could be wrong about one or more of these things (!!!!). Myers+Chang is probably an exception, probably make their noodles in-house, but as you stated is a spendy spot for a student.

Also wonder about Gene's on the financial district side of chinatown. Awesome hand-pulled noodles (100% different than the standard yellow noodles), questionable vegan / veggie, tiny spot with barely any seating, but real western chinese and maybe celebrating the new year with this type of thing in mind.

Have fun and happy new year. Report back if you figure this out :)

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Don't yellow noodles generally contain egg?

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Makes 100% sense that yellow noodles have egg and aren't vegan. Now I'm confused about the yellow noodles at My Thai Vegan Cafe (which my son has ordered) but maybe they're different... buyer beware.

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Since this is a specialty for the new year, some may be offering it then but not have it on the regular menu.

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If the family is up for a road trip, Green Wok Asian Vegan Kitchen ("Kind of Chinese, also Vegan!") in Providence has a Chinese New Year menu featuring Long-Life Noodles ($14) and other treats. The NY menu isn't on their main website, but you can see it via Facebook. Specials are on offer Feb 9 thru 18th.

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