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Long Life Noodles at the end of a banquet

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Long Life Noodles at the end of a banquet

judy leibovitch | Oct 7, 2000 06:19 AM

A chinese banquet was a part of every special event when I was growing up. My parents always ordered the last dish to be mein of some sort, telling us it was for "long life." I have noticed as an adult that most of the banquets I've attended don't seem to do that. Even when we ordered chow mein be served last at my daughter's first birthday party, the restaurant neglected to do that, (although the service that night was generally poor).
What gives? Mom was born in Canton, but moved to H.K. after the revolution. Was this point of view unique to her region/family? Just wondering...

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