Easy Chinese Chow Mein Recipes

Chinese chow mein is a really popular dish in Chinese cooking and there are many different ways to cook Chinese chow mein. You can have a seafood chow mein, pork chow mein, beef, chicken or whatever you really fancy. Chow mein is also a very easy, delicious and healthy dish.

I’m going to introduce you to some easy Chinese chow mein recipe with different ingredients in this article. These are chow meins that I regularly make at home.

  • 01 of 03

    Beef Chow Mein Recipe

    Beef Chow Mein Recipe
    Beef Chow Mein. Liv Wan

    Ingredients:

    1. 600g  sirloin steak cut into fine stripes, marinade for 30 minutes
    2. 1 red pepper or any colour pepper (around 160g )
    3. 110g carrot, julienne it
    4. 150g tenderstem broccoli, washed and cut it into half
    5. 300g egg noodle
    6. 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
    7. 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
    8. 1 chili finely chopped

    Marinade for the beef:

    1 tablespoon rice wine

    3 tablespoon light soy sauce

    ½ tablespoon sugar

    ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

    ½ teaspoon salt

    ½ teaspoon potato starch or corn flour

    1 tablespoon water

    1...MORE teaspoon dark soy sauce

    ¼ teaspoon baking soda (optional)

    Seasoning:

    1 tablespoon oyster sauce

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 tablespoon light soy sauce

    ¼ teaspoon blended sesame oil

    Methods:

    1. Boil a pot of water and cook the egg noodle until it’s al dente. Cool it down under cold water and drain the water. Toss the noodle with some oil and leave it aside.
    2. Heat up a wok with 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry the beef for 30 seconds and place it in a bowl or plates.
    3. Wash the wok and heat up 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry ginger, garlic and chili for 30 seconds.
    4. Add pepper and carrot and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
    5. Add egg noodles and stir-fry for another 2 minutes then add all the seasoning and keep stir-fry the noodle for further 2-3 minutes.
    6. Add beef and stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes.
    7. Dish out. Garnish as desired and serve immediately.
    • Prep time: 30 minutes
    • Cook Time: 20 minutes
    • Serve: 3-4 people
  • 02 of 03

    Chicken Chow Mein Recipe

    Chicken Chow Mein Recipe
    Chicken Chow Mein. Liv Wan

    Ingredients:

    1 medium size carrot

    Single large size chicken breast

    2 cloves of garlic chopped finely

    ½ of chili chopped finely

    2 spring onions chopped finely

    1 thin slice of ginger chopped finely

    1 pepper in any colour you like, I used a green pepper as you can see in the photo

    50g Chinese white chive cut it into 2 cm length way, you can replace this ingredients with other vegetable such as bean sprout, leeks, Chinese cabbage or bak choy

    150g of Chinese dried noodles or you can use egg noodles

    Seasonings:

    1...MORE ½ tablespoon light soy sauce

    1 teaspoon dark soy sauce

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 tablespoon sesame oil

    couple pinch of ground black pepper

    Marinade for the chicken:

    2 tablespoons light soy sauce

    1 teaspoon of sugar

    ¼ teaspoon of salt

    ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper

    1 tablespoon of rice wine

    Methods: 

    1. Cut the chicken breast into fine strips and marinade for at least 30 minutes. The longer you marinade the better the taste.
    2. Julienne the carrot and green pepper
    3. Cook the Chinese dried noodle in a pot of boiling water until al dente and rinse under cold running water and drain again. Drizzle with a dash of sesame oil and toss through to prevent the noodles from sticking to each other.
    4. Heat a frying pan with some oil at full strength gas power to fry the chicken breast until the meat has turned a white colour and turn off the stove and leave it on the side.
    5. Heat a wok with 1 tablespoon of oil and stir fry chilli, spring onion, ginger and garlic first then add all the vegetable. Stir-fry all the vegetables until it soft.
    6. Add noodles and chicken into the wok and keep stir-fry for a couple minutes then add all the seasonings for chow mein and give it a good stir-fry for another couple minutes.
    7. Place it into a plate and serve.
    • Prep time: 30 minutes
    • Cook time: 20 minutes
    • Serve 2 people 
  • 03 of 03

    Seafood Chow Mein Recipe

    Seafood Chow Mein Recipe
    Seafood Chow Mein. Liv Wan

    Ingredient:

    300g prawns , peeled and deveined

    400g squid, cleaned, scored and cut into small pieces

    200g cod fillet, cut into 2.5 cm cubes

    400g egg noodles

    20g spring onion, cut into 3cm lengths

    ½ tablespoon finely chopped ginger

    80g onion, peeled and thinly sliced

    200g cabbage, cut into thin strips

    100g carrot, peeled and cut into thin strips

    Seasoning:

    1 tablespoon black vinegar

    1 tablespoon rice wine

    2 tablespoon light soy sauce

    ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper

    1 teaspoon sugar

    1 teaspoon salt

    Methods: 

    1. Boil a...MORE pot of water and blanch the prawns, squid and fish. Remove and plunge immediately into cold water. Drain and set aside.
    2. Boil a fresh pot of water and cook the egg noodles until al dente. Drain and toss with some oil to prevent the noodles from sticking together. Set aside.
    3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok over medium heat. Add the spring onion, ginger and onion and stir-fry until fragrant.
    4. Add the cabbage and carrot and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
    5. Add the prawns, squid, fish and noodles, and stir-fry for another 2 minutes.
    6. Add the seasoning and stir-fry for 2 minutes until the sauce has been absorbed.
    7. Dish out. Garnish as desired and serve immediately.

     

    • Prep time: 30 minutes
    • Cook time: 20 minutes
    • Serve 3-4 people