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Vegetable Chow Mein


Vegetable Chow Mein

Vegetable chow mein with egg noodles and fresh shiitake mushrooms

Farina Kingsley, reprinted with permission of YC Media
This recipe from cookbook author Farina Kingsley is found in her cooking app Farina's Asian Pantry: Demystifying Asian Cuisine. She says: "I love this classic stir-fry noodle dish...toss in any variety of fresh vegetables and slices of left over roast chicken or steak for a hearty one dish meal."

Yield: Serves 4


  • 1/2 lb egg noodles, fresh, standard size or 3oz dried
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 zucchini, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • .
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • Instructions


Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Boil the noodles for 2 minutes, drain and rinse well with cold water. Place the noodles in a bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon of oil. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients with 3 tablespoons of water and set aside.

Heat a large non-stick pan until very hot. Add 2 tablespoons of oil and saute the onion and red bell pepper until just tender, 2 minutes. Add the zucchini and mushrooms and continue to stir-fry until golden brown, 5 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl.

Reheat the same pan until very hot. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and saute the ginger and garlic for several seconds. Add the noodles and stir-fry until the noodles are heated through, 5 minutes. Return the vegetables to the pan with the noodles, add the sauce and continue to toss the noodles until they are well combined and heated through. Transfer to a warmed platter and serve immediately.

Vegetable Chow Mein recipe by Farina Kingsley, reprinted with permission of Aimee Bianca, YC Media.
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Pork and Vegetable Dumplings
Ginger-soy Steamed Fish

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