Tradition of Chinese Noodles

Plate of Chinese noodles, mixed with an assortment of vegetables and spices.

Plate of Chinese noodles, mixed with an assortment of vegetables and spices.

With the large population of Chinese in Indonesia, it’s impossible not to become familiar with many of their customs.

One unique custom has to do with Chinese noodles. On a person’s birthday they are to eat some of these noodles, with the noodles retaining their full length (not to be cut). According to their tradition, eating long noodles will ensure them a long life.

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