Classic Chinese Chow Mein Recipe | Yummly

Classic Chinese Chow Mein

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  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 head cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce (aka Kecap Manis* see note for homemade substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 ounces chow mein noodles (cooked a minute shy of the directions*)
  • 6 ounces bean sprouts (optional)
  • sesame seeds (for garnish, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium76% DV1830mg
    Fat52% DV34g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs19% DV56g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories560Calories from Fat310
    Total Fat34g52%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat310
    Total Carbohydrate56g19%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Yummly User a month ago
    Super easy and very good. although I did tweak. I added ground chicken, fresh coriander stocks, fresh ginger and garlic, red chilies, and sesame oil. Definitely a keeper recipe.
    Yummly User a month ago
    It was great. Only problem was when I wanted to add the shrimp didn’t know when
    Yummly User a month ago
    Very good. Satisfies the chinese food craving I was having. I added carrots and bok choy instead of bean sprouts. I used yakisoba noodles and they were good but didn't seem to soak up the sauce. I didn't have the sweet soy sauce to I used regular and added brown sugar. I would like to try it with the sweet soy sauce.
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Very simple, easy-to-follow recipe. The noodles tasted great. Didn’t find sweet soy sauce, but checked online to make my own sweet soy sauce and the recipe ended up perfect. Also added some extra veggies to add to the taste.
    Yummly User 2 months ago
    Great recipe. Substituted hokkien noodles for chow mein.
    Yummly User 4 months ago
    Good recipe, but I had a hard time not overcooking the noodles through the different steps. I would cook the noodles a bit less than the package directions.
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Very yummy with chicken! Added a little bit of lime juice to make it just right. Even the picky eater likes it!
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Super easy and delicious
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    my dish looks different and i use 250 grams of chow mein and that is still too much noodle for me, the taste is nothing special
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    So easy to make! I added chicken, broccoli, and onions
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    great, but it made way more than i expected. we used lo mein noodkes
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    Quick to make, and good. Definitely will change it up and add some meat or spicy to it next time.
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    the best chow mein I've ever made hands down!!! This will be my stapke recipe from now on
    Yummly User 10 months ago
    turned out great. i made my own sweet soy sauce and used marinated cubed tofu.
    Yummly User a year ago
    This recipe turned out great!
    Yummly User a year ago
    Absolutely delicious! Appreciate the opportunity to use my wok. 👍
    Yummly User a year ago
    as good as the one from the toko
    Yummly User a year ago
    came out great made it and my family ate it all
    Yummly User a year ago
    Absolutely delicious! Family loved it, will definitely make again
    Yummly User a year ago
    my family enjoyed this! we will make this again
    Yummly User a year ago
    I made some adjustments. I added chicken that really made it. I cooked it in a wok with onions and snow peas. I didn't have sweet soy sauce or molasses so I just added some brown sugar. I sauteed all the veggies except for the snow peas, then sauteed the chicken. Based on the other reviews I only added about 2-3 tablespoons of water when I made the sauce and then added the veggies and chicken and finally the noodles. The family really enjoyed it.
    Yummly User a year ago
    It came out nice, but the noodles went soggy. But otherwise I would still cook this.
    Yummly User a year ago
    I didn’t use the oyster sauce & add some additional veggies (onions & carrots) & it was really yummy. The only issue I had was the noodles, they ended up a little mushy.
    Yummly User a year ago
    I really liked this recipe but I almost completely doctored and improvised thoughout based on ingredients I had on hand and purchased. I sauted beef stew meat coated in cornstarch in Garlic infused EVOO. I quadrupled the sweet soy sauce recipe ingredients (adding ground fesh ginger and fresh minced garlic) and doubled the entire sauce recipe for leftover veges I will need to cook yet this week. I added half a bag of angel hair cabbage to the cooked meat and sauted until wilted. Then I added half the sauce to the pan and let it heat to a boil. I cooked a package of Ramen noodles minus the spices separately; drained and added them with the following vegetables. Veges used: stir-fry veges, fresh bean sprouts, and a can of water chestnuts. At serving, I sprinkled frozen cashews on top. In my opinion, delicious. Hubby agreed. I'm not much for measuring but I stayed close to the required measurements. Pictured are the leftovers, sorry it isn't plated pretty.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Good flavor. It got the thumbs up to make again from the husband and the 4 year old. I added spiralized zucchini and mushrooms. I’ll add less water next time because it was too watery.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Extremely well, delicious. Will make it again.
    Yummly User a year ago
    I use Cole slaw mix for the cabbage it has other thing’s in it and the work is done.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Added leftover shrimp and prawns from the restaurant that we had leftovers from. Would make again but next time would add julienned carrots and celery.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Good recipe taste better than the take away one personally thank you for the upload ❤️
    Yummly User a year ago
    Tastes good. I added more vegetables like, broccoli, mushrooms and half an onion. I had to tip some more water at the end because it was a little dry.