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Monday, January 23, 2012

IN THE KITCHEN - Chow Mein (Chinese Noodles)

A most eaten dish for all Chinese restaurant owners, this is one of the famous dishes that people usually order. Now you can make this exclusive dish at home, its very simple check out the recipe below:


250grams steamed chow mein (Chinese noodles)

60grams pork (cut into thin slices)

5 shrimp (shelled and deveined)

3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

1/2 cup shredded cabbage

1/4 cup shredded carrot

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon oyster sauce

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon Chinese dark soy sauce

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons cooking oil

2 stalks scallions (cut into 2-inch length)

Salt to taste


1.Soak the steamed chow mein in cold water for about 5 minutes. Rinse a few times until the water turns clear and the chow mein is soft. Drain the excess water and set aside. (Don’t over soak the chow mein or the noodles will get limpy and soggy.)

2.In a small mixing bowl, mix all the seasoning ingredients. Set aside.

3.Heat up the wok with the cooking oil. Add in the chopped garlic and stir-fry until light brown or aromatic. Add the pork and shrimp and stir fry until they are half done.

4.Add the shredded cabbage and carrot into the wok and do a few quick stirs. Add the noodles , the seasoning mixture and the water. Continue to stir until the noodles are well blended with the seasonings and completely cooked through.

5.Add the chopped scallions, do a few final stirs, dish out and and serve hot.


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