Stir-Fried Chow Mein Noodles

July 9, 2022
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Try one of the most popular street foods in Chinese cuisine at home with the Veggie Chow Mein Noodles recipe.

Chow Mein is a delicious dish made with fried noodles, vegetables, and sauce. You can make this takeout noodle in 30 minutes. Combine this easy stir-fry street food with meat, chicken, or tofu.

This vegetarian noodles make perfect combination with Asian dishes. Prepare a quick and satisfying meal at home with crispy pan-fried noodles.

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Taste Score: %80
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 35 mins

Tips

  • Buy fresh noodles.
  • Any long and chewy noodle is ideal. Usually wheat or egg noodles are used.
  • Do not overcook the noodles. Soak in hot water for a few minutes, then rinse with cold water.
  • Oil the noodles after boiling. This will help prevent the noodles from sticking together.
  • Use a large wok or skillet to fry the noodles.
  • Cook the chow mein noodles on high heat. Stir constantly while cooking vegetables and noodles.
  • Use tamari or coconut aminos instead of soy sauce to make the recipe gluten-free. Also, opt for gluten-free noodles.
  • You can use chicken or tofu as protein to make the recipe vegan.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and cornstarch. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Set the sauce aside.
  2. Boil water in a large pot and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Add the noodles and cook until al dente, about 2 minutes.
  3. Drain the noodles and rinse them thoroughly with cold water.
  4. Put the noodles in a bowl and mix them with 1 tablespoon of oil.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet. Add the onions and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until the onions are translucent.
  6. Chop the vegetables julienne.
  7. Add the mushrooms and sauté until lightly browned. Then add the bell pepper, cabbage, and carrot. Cook until the cabbage is mostly wilted.
  8. Add the soy sauce mixture and noodles.
  9. Add the bean sprouts. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook the ingredients for a few minutes.
  10. Put the chow mein in serving bowls. Serve hot with green onions and sesame seeds.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chow Mein
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.8 g27.9%
Sodium 521 mg22.7%
Protein 4.5 g9%
Potassium 174 mg3.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Chow Mein?

Chow mein is a simple Chinese dish, with the name of the dish mainly referring to the sauce. It's fried protein, sautéed vegetables, and noodles cooked with gravy. It is also known as "crispy noodles." It is one of the most popular takeaway options. There are many variations of the chow mein recipe. Recipes made with vegetables, chicken, seafood, and tofu are some of them.

What Is The Difference Between Lo Mein and Chow Mein?

The difference between lo mein and chow mein is how the noodles are cooked and served. Chow mein is made by frying the noodles for a few minutes. Lo mein noodles are boiled and served with sauce.

Which Noodles Are Best for Chow Mein?

Any long, chewy types of noodles are ideal for this recipe. Usually, wheat or egg noodles are used. However, gluten-free noodles can also be used. Thin-string noodles or rice noodles are not recommended for use in this recipe.

What Is the Difference Between Chow Mein and Lo Mein?

The difference between lo mein and chow mein is how the noodles are cooked and served. Chow mein is made by frying the noodles for a few minutes. In the lo mein recipe, the noodles are boiled and served with sauce.

What To Serve with Chow Mein?

Chow mein goes well with meat, seafood, or vegetables.

Here are our recipes that you can serve with Chow Mein:

How To Store Chow Mein?

Chow Mein noodles should be stored in the refrigerator after opening the package.

How Long Does Chow Mein Last in the Refrigerator? You can store stir-fried noodles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can Chow Mein Be Frozen? Yes. This increases the shelf life of the noodles. Cooked chow mein can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag.

How To Reheat Chow Mein? Chow mein noodles can be reheated in the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 ºF (180 ºC). Place the noodles in an ovenproof bowl and bake for 5-10 minutes.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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