The Best Chow Mein Noodles

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 This Chow Mein noodles is perfectly crispy with a fabulous sauce that makes it super delicious and on your table under 20 mins!

close up shot of Chow mein served in bowl

What is chow mein Noodles?

The words chow mein means “stir-fried noodles”, basically the cooked noodles are stir-fried with scrumptious sauces with vegetables/meat. These crispy style noodles are simply called “Hongkong style”

What is Chow Mein made of/Ingredients for Chowmein?

Noodles, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, veggies, and Chowmein Sauce.

What is Chow Mein Sauce made of?

Chow Mein Sauce is made of Soysauce, sriracha sauce/chili sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil

Why this recipe works:

Better than your Restaurant take out!
Add veggies/meats of your choice.
Delicious and flavourful.

How to make Chow mein recipe step by step:

To cook the Noodles:

noodles are being boiled in water
To make Chow mein recipe firstly,Add 2 packs of chow mein noodles to 4 to 5 cups of boiling water, add salt and cook according to package instruction or till al-dente.
oil is being added to noodles in colander
Once the Noodles are cooked. Drain in a colander. Then, pour 1 tsp of sesame oil to the cooked noodles, mix in and keep aside. So that the noodles don’t stick with one another.
sauces are in taken in a sauce bowl
Keep the sauce ready: To a small mixing bowl add 1 tbs of soy sauce, 1 tbsp sriracha sauce, 1 tbs sesame oil and 1tsp of vinegar. Mix well and keep aside.
ginger and garlic is being cooked in oil wide sauce pan
To make chow mein Noodles: Heat sesame oil in wok/ saute pan. Add 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger and 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic. Stir fry for a minute.
veggies like carrot, cabbage and capsicum are taken in sauce pan
Add veggies like carrot, capsicum, and cabbage. Cook the veggies for 2 to 3 mins.
cooked noodles added to sauce pan
Add cooked noodles
noodles is being stir fried in sauce pan
Gently mix the noodles with the veggies and toss for 2 mins.
sauce is being added to noodles
Add the sauce
sauce is added to noodles
The sauce is added to the noodles.
chow mein recipe in sauce pan
Gently toss the noodles till they are lightly crispy it takes around 8 to 10 mins to get the crispness.
chopped spring onions are over the chow mein noodles in sauce pan
Sprinkle chopped spring onions, pepper powder and serve! chow mein recipe is ready to be served!

Chow mein Noodles served in bowl with curry aside

Tips to make the best Chow mein Recipe:

Wok: If you have a well-seasoned wok, please go for it! Making this chow mein noodles over high heat in wok yields a crispier Chow mein.

Sesame oil: Use sesame oil for best taste and flavor. However, you could substitute with vegetable oil.

Noodles: Cook your noodles according to package instruction or till al-dente. Make sure to spread the oil to avoid sticking with one another.

Stir fry: Once the sauce is added, carefully stir fry the noodles. Make sure to not to break them.

FAQ:

What type of noodles used in chow mein?

Noodles like egg noodles, whole wheat noodles work well.

What is the difference between chow mein and Lo mein?

Both chow mein and lo mein use the same type of noodles. The chow mein is fried to crispness while lo mein noodles are boiled to softness.

How do you serve Chow mein?

Chow mein can be served with Gobi Manchurian, Crispy Honey Chilli Potato

close up shot of chow mein recipe

Other Recipes you might like to try:

Chilli Paneer

Veg Manchurian

Veg Hakka Noodles

Classic Ratatouille

Thai Basil Shrimp fry

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The best Chow Mein Noodles


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x

Description

This Chow Mein noodle is perfectly crispy with a fabulous sauce that makes it super delicious and on your table under 20 mins!


Ingredients

Scale

To cook Noodles:

  • 2 chow mein noodles (pack)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Sauce:

  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar

To make chow mein Noodles:

  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbs garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 carrot (cut to thin strips)
  • 1 cup capsicum
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs spring onions.

Instructions

To cook the noodles:

  1. Add 2 packs of chowmein noodles to 4 to 5 cups of boiling water, add salt and cook according to package instruction or till al-dente.
  2. Once the Noodles are cooked. Drain in a colander. Then, pour 1 tsp of sesame oil to the cooked noodles, mix in and keep aside. So that the noodles don’t stick with one another.

Keep the sauce ready:

  1. To a small mixing bowl add 1 tbs of soy sauce, 1 tbsp sriracha sauce, 1 tbs sesame oil and 1tsp of vinegar. Mix well and keep aside.

To make chowmein Noodles:

  1. Heat sesame oil in wok/ saute pan. Add 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger and 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic. Stir fry for a minute.
  2. Add veggies like carrot, capsicum, and cabbage. Cook the veggies for 2 to 3 mins.
  3. Add cooked noodles. Gently mix the noodles with the veggies and toss for 2 mins.
  4. Now add the sauce.
  5. Gently toss the noodles till they are lightly crispy it takes around 8 to 10 mins to make chow mein crispy.
  6. Sprinkle chopped spring onions and serve!

Notes

Tips to make the best Chow mein Recipe:

Wok: If you have a well-seasoned wok, please go for it! Making this chow mein noodles over high heat in wok yields a crispier Chow mein.

Sesame oil: Use sesame oil for best taste and flavor. However, you could substitute with vegetable oil.

Noodles: Cook your noodles according to package instruction or till al-dente. Make sure to spread the oil to avoid sticking with one another.

Stir fry: Once the sauce is added, carefully stir fry the noodles. Make sure to not to break them.

  • Category: Breakfast/dinner, dinner
  • Cuisine: Chinese

 

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