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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 2
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Chow Mein is one of the most famous Chinese dishes. It is simple, easy to make and loaded with a lot of goodness!
It is not difficult at all to make Chow Mein. You just need vegetables, a little bit of meat, boiled noodles, some soy sauce, oyster sauce and done, you get a delicious meal in maximum half an hour!

Of course there are a lot of variations of this dish which has become very popular, especially in the US. Some versions include celery or bell pepper, some don't. I decided to simplify it as much as I could, so here it is.



  1. Start by heating the 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok and add the chicken to it. Add some salt to the chicken and sautee on both sides for 5-7 minutes or until it is cooked. Take the chicken out on a plate once it is cooked. Set aside.

  2. In the wok, add the ginger and garlic and fry for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Do not burn. Add more oi if required. After 30 seconds, add the spring onion (only the white pats, finely chopped), cabbage and carrot and cook for 5 minutes, making sure that everything will still remain a little bit crunchy.

  3. In a separate pot, add the wheat noodles to some boiling water and boil as per the package instructions. It should not exceed 4-5 minutes, but it might depend on the type of noodle. After they have boiled, rinse them through cold water to stop the cooking process, strain and add 1 tsp of oil so that they won't stick. 

  4. To the vegetables in the wok you can add the chicken and give it a mix. After adding the chicken and mixing well, add the noodles and at the end add the soy sauce, oyster sauce and rice vinegar. Give it a mix to ensure that the sauces have distributed evenly and serve with the green part of the spring onion (finely cut).

My name is Andreea and I live in Bucharest, Romania. Born with a passion for cooking, I grew a fondness towards global cuisine and the local food consumed around the world. Not only would I like to share this passion with you all but also introduce recipes from around the world that you can try and discover how incredibly good these dishes can be.