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Chow Mein


4 people


16 minutes


Easy Chow Mein recipe with Chinese egg noodles stir fried with chicken, shrimp and vegetables. This is an authentic chow mein noodles recipe Chinatown style.


– 8 oz. (226 g) steamed chow mein or fresh chow mein noodles Chow Mein Sauce: – 1 tablespoon soy sauce – 1 tablespoon oyster sauce – 1/2 teaspoon sugar – 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce – 2 tablespoons water Other Ingredients: – 2 tablespoons cooking oil – 3 cloves garlic, finely minced – 2 oz. (56 g) chicken, cut into thin strips – 6 medium-sized shrimp, shelled and deveined – 1/2 cup shredded cabbage – 1/4 cup shredded carrot – 2 stalks scallions, cut into 2-inch strips (5 cm)

Step 1

Soak the chow mein noodles in cold water for about 5 minutes. Rinse a few times until the water turns clear and the noodles have become soft. Drain the excess water and set aside. (Don't over soak the noodles or they will become soggy.)

Step 2

In a small mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients of the Chow Mein Sauce together. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat up a skillet or wok with the oil. Add in the garlic and stir-fry until light brown or aromatic. Add the chicken and shrimp and stir fry until they are half cooked.

Step 4

Add the shredded cabbage and carrot into the wok and do a few quick stirs. Add the noodles and the soy sauce mixture. Continue to stir fry until the noodles are well combined with the soy sauce mixture and completely cooked through.

Step 5

Add the chopped scallions, do a few final stirs, dish out and and serve hot.

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