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 17 days 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 a month 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 2 months ago
    Super easy and delicious
    Yummly User 2 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 5 months ago
    So easy to make! I added chicken, broccoli, and onions
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    great, but it made way more than i expected. we used lo mein noodkes
    Yummly User 5 months ago
    Quick to make, and good. Definitely will change it up and add some meat or spicy to it next time.
    Yummly User 6 months ago
    the best chow mein I've ever made hands down!!! This will be my stapke recipe from now on
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    turned out great. i made my own sweet soy sauce and used marinated cubed tofu.
    Yummly User 7 months ago
    This recipe turned out great!
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    Absolutely delicious! Appreciate the opportunity to use my wok. 👍
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    as good as the one from the toko
    Yummly User 8 months ago
    came out great made it and my family ate it all
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    Absolutely delicious! Family loved it, will definitely make again
    Yummly User 9 months ago
    my family enjoyed this! we will make this again
    Yummly User 10 months 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.
    Yummly User a year ago
    it was verry verry yummy
    Yummly User a year ago
    Excellent! I added chicken and it was delicious.
    Yummly User a year ago
    Need two packages of noodles. Really good
    Yummly User a year ago
    Really nice, will make it again one day
    Yummly User a year ago
    Lovely base, can easily substitute or add anything