Chow Mein

Serves 4

This is a quick and simple to prepare chow mein. Perfect for serving alongside other Chinese dishes. You will never need to miss the takeaway again. This is delicious.





125 g dried eggless noodles, re-hydrated as per pack instructions

350 g shop bought and prepared stir fry mix, or alternatively, a handful each of beansprouts, carrots and any other vegetables you enjoy. These should be finely sliced.

3 tablespoons groundnut oil

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 teaspoon ginger, minced

3 spring onions, chopped

For the sauce

1/2 red chilli, finely chopped (optional)

1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

1 teaspoon black rice vinegar

1 tablespoon shaoxing wine

5 tablespoons light soy sauce

1 tablespoon sugar

120 ml water

Other ingredients

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil (optional)

Chopped spring onions to garnish


In a wok or large frying pan heat the oil until it is hot. Add the garlic and ginger and stir for a few seconds, and then add the spring onions. Continue to fry for a few seconds and then add the re-hydrated noodles.

Continue to stir fry for a minute and then add the vegetables. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes for the vegetables to be heated through.

Now add the sauce, stir well to mix, drizzle over the sesame oil (if using), mix again and serve with a garnish of spring onions.