All-Vegetable Chow Mein

Vegetable Chow Mein is a traditional meal for the Chinese, which claims to be one of the most popular dishes found in the country. The name Chow Mein is etymologically derived from the word chāu-mèing meaning fried noodles. Though the inception of the dish was in China, it is now widely popular in the UK, USA and India.

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Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 10 mins

Serves : 3-4

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Main Ingredient : Vegetables
Recipe Type : Lunch

Ingredients :


  • 30ml/1fl oz sesame oil
  • 50g/1.75oz shallots, thinly sliced
  • 30g/1oz garlic, minced
  • 50g/1.75oz red bell pepper, sliced
  • 100g/3.5oz sweet peas
  • 25g/1oz dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated and sliced
  • 100g/3.5oz oyster mushrooms
  • 100g/3.5oz uncooked Chinese rice noodles
  • 30ml/1fl oz kecap manis(sweet soy sauce)

Method :
  1. Bring 500 ml of water to a boil. Add uncooked Chinese rice noodles and simmer, tossing constantly, until all liquid is fully absorbed. Set aside.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a wok.
  3. Add shallots and garlic. Sauté until aromatic.
  4. Add bell peppers and sweet peas. Sauté.
  5. Add shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Sauté for a minute.
  6. Add cooked noodles and toss thoroughly.
  7. Add Kecap Manis and toss well.
  8. Serve hot.

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