Chow Main Noodles

Is migration a blessing or a curse? Let’s make a bowl of Chow mein and see how the world has changed since the first!

As I most recently have some time, I was browsing on the web yesterday. Trying to get fresh, challenging thoughts, inspiring recipes that I’ve never tested before, to amaze my loved ones with. Searching for a while but could not find too many interesting stuff. Right before I thought to give up on it, I discovered this tempting and simple treat by chance. It seemed so yummy on its photo, that required quick action.

It had been not so difficult to imagine just how it is created, how it tastes and just how much my husband is going to want it. Mind you, it is extremely easy to impress him in terms of cakes. Anyway, I went to the blog: Suncakemom and simply used the detailed instuctions which were accompanied by wonderful snap shots of the method. It just makes life faster and easier. I could suppose it is a slight effort to shoot snap shots in the midst of cooking in the kitchen as you typically have sticky hands and so i highly appreciate the commitment she placed in to build this blogpost .

That being said I’m inspired presenting my own recipes in a similar fashion. Thanks for the idea.

I had been fine tuning the original mixture to make it for the taste of my family. Need to mention it had been an awesome outcome. They prized the flavour, the thickness and enjoyed having a delicacy like this during a busy workweek. They basically asked for even more, many more. Hence next time I’m not going to commit the same miscalculation. I’m likely to double the amount to keep them delighted.

All credit from Chow Main Noodles goes to SunCakeMom


Measure soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, roasted sesame seed oil and oyster or Hoisin sauce into a bowl and mix everything together. Add black ground black or white pepper too if desired.

Chow Mein – crispy noodles

Heat oil in a skillet, add the sliced or diced garlic and saute until the garlic starts to smell, for about a minute.

Add the meat and sear both sides of it until golden brown spots start to appear for about 3 minutes each side.

Remove the garlic and meat then mix in the shredded carrots and cabbage.

Stir fry until the cabbage collapses about a quarter of its size, for about 5 minutes.

Add back the chicken and garlic then add in the sliced green onion too.

Mix in the sauce and pour in a cup of water or stock too. Dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in the water beforehand if thick sauce is desired.

Heat oil in a skillet and deep fry the Chow Mein noodles until golden brown. Don’t need to use too much oil for this but make sure to flip the noodles halfway through the frying so both sides get fried properly. Also we can spray the noodles with oil and bake them in the oven but that takes an eternity while frying them takes about 1 minutes per side.

Let the fried Chow Mein noodles to drip of excess oil. Top it up with the cabbage and chicken then spoon sauce on top as desired.

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