How To Make Chow Mein – Ken Hom

Chow mein translates to stir-fried noodles. It is a Chinese dish that has gained popularity as well in other countries such as Pakistan, the Caribbean, US, Britain, Nepal, and India. The word “chow” means fried and “mean” translates to noodles. There are different ingredients that can be added to this dish such as vegetables, pork, beef, and seafood.

This recipe is a vegetarian version of this popular Chinese dish. These vegetables cut into thin strips so that it cooks quickly. This dish cooked in under 10 minutes and the vegetables are crunchy and retains their color.


• 225 grams of dried or fresh noodles
• 1 tbsp of sesame oil
• 1.5 tbsp groundnut or vegetable oil
• 2 to 3 garlic cloves
• 50 grams of carrots
• 50 grams of mange tout
• 2 tbsp of spring onions
• 1 red bell pepper
• Sugar
• 2 tsp of light soy sauce
• 2 tsp of dark soy sauce
• 1 tbsp of rice wine


This recipe takes 5 to 6 minutes to make. Serves 1 to 2.

Follow the package instructions on how to cook the noodles.
Drain and set aside.
Chop the vegetables into thin strips.
Chop the garlic finely.
Pour some oil into a wok.
Crank up the heat to the highest possible setting.
Cook garlic for 30 seconds.
Place the carrots into the wok. Sir for a few seconds.
Add mange tout, spring onions, and red bell pepper.
Stir for 10 seconds.
Place the noodles into the wok.
Season with soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, white pepper, and salt.
Drizzle some oil to coat all of the ingredients.
Turn off the heat and serve immediately.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can use other vegetables such as cabbage, snap peas, broccoli, green beans, and cauliflower to this dish.

• To make the dish thicker, you can add a mixture of cornstarch diluted in water.

How To Make Chow Mein - Ken Hom
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