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Vegetable Chow Mein

Vegetable Chow Mein
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I have many vegetarian/vegan readers and many of them requested me to post more vegetarian recipes. The truth is, I love vegetarian food. Back in Penang, Malaysia, my family follows a ritual of fasting and having vegetarian diet for at least three days  to celebrate a local festivity. While growing up, every year I would look forward to being vegetarian and eating vegetarian food as my aunt and late mother would belt out dishes upon dishes of fantastic and mouthwatering dishes. We would also change all the utensils and serve wares during the fasting/vegetarian festival. It was always so much fun, eating better, healthier, with only the simplest of ingredients.

Anyway, I made this vegetable chow mein a while ago, when I made my chicken chow mein. I had some leftover noodles and I decided to make vegetable chow mein the next day. Many of my recipes on Rasa Malaysia can be adapted to vegetarian by opting out the  meat, and replaced with vegetarian/vegan protein of your choice, in this case, I used mushrooms in lieu of meat.

Vegetable Chow Mein

To jazz up the dish, I served it with dollops of garlic chili sauce. It was simple, delicious, and utterly satisfying. If you are a vegetarian/vegan, you can learn the basic of Asian noodles following my vegetable chow mein recipe here.

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13 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

    • b. wagner

      i’m a vegan too.
      i don’t live in a big city. but all of the grocery stores around here have vegan chow mein noodles. the ingredients are: wheat, water, salt, yellow #5. i wish that the makers wouldn’t add the food coloring. it’s unnecessary, right?
      they are in the international food aisle.

  1. Angela Sciurca

    Is there a way of getting the nutritional info on these dishes? I don’t seem to ever see any. Thank you. I really love your recipes, but would make more if I knew the sodium, fat, carb, etc. value.

  2. Harry Look

    Love this recipe and fact of subbing mushrooms for the protein. Slicing a fried, scrambled egg can also add more protein if needed.
    For nutrition info, one can always go the the USDA website ( to get the nutrition content for each ingredient and then add it all up for the entire dish.

  3. Rachael

    I’m making this as we speak and my noodles turned out kind of mushy. 1st time cooking these kind of noodles. Probably treated them too much like spaghetti :-/ oops. Other than that really good! Btw, where can I find dark soy sauce? Been looking for it for a while now.


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