Chow mein – Chinese stir-fried noodles

Chow mein – Chinese stir-fried noodles

My family eats almost every homemade dish I prepare and I am a very lucky mom since my kids are not picky eaters. One of their favourite dish is the following, Chow mein, stir-fried noodles. You can use any vegetable you have at your disposal, like courgettes, radishes, spring onions, napa cabbage etc.

Serving 4 people

Cooking time: 20 min


  • 4 nests egg noodles
  • 1 onion thinly sliced (half-moon shape)
  • 1 cm ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 1 red pepper julienned (match sticks)
  • 1 green pepper julienned (match sticks)
  • 1 carrot julienned
  • 1 can of drained soy sprouts (better if you can find them fresh)
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • a drizzle of olive oil


  1. Boil the water in a large pot and once it is bubbling add the noodles. Do not salt the water because we’ll be using soy sauce which is salty itself. Let them simmer for about 6-7 minutes or according to the package instructions.
  2. In the meantime in a large pan ( better if you have a wok at home) drizzle some olive oil and add the ginger, onion, peppers, soy sprouts and stir-fry the veggies for about 5 minutes. Add the sesame oil, soy sauce and a cup from the noodles boiling water.
  3. Drain the noodles and add them to the pan, stirring constantly until the water and sauce mixture is absorbed well from the noodles.
  4. Serve while hot. You can add more soy sauce to suit your taste buds.


Ps:  Remove the ginger chunks before serving

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