Vegetable Chow Mein

Chow mein is an American Chinese stir-fried dish consisting of noodles, meat, chicken and vegetables. It is often served as a specific dish at westernised Chinese restaurants with soy sauce and some other spices. The first tasty chow mein that I tried was from a Chinese Restaurant in Jabriya, Kuwait, it was purely Beef Chow Mein with no vegetables added and it made my husband asked for more! It has only few noodles, 1/3 noodles and 2/3 beefy sauce. I also tried their vegetable chow mein and wow, very delicious too! That was almost 3 years ago and we did not visit there again, I just cooked it home. It taste almost the same or let me say perfectly the same, I dare say! I always cooked this recipe whenever we held a party at home and there were no leftovers even a single strand of noodles.

200 g dried egg noodles
1 cup, chicken flakes
15 pcs. baby corn, cut 1 inch length
2/3 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 carrot, sliced into strips
1/4 head of cabbage, slice very thinly
1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
2 onions, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup black fungus, soaked in water and sliced
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp. water
1 tsp. sugar
2/3 tsp. black pepper powder
2 tbsp. sesame seed oil
3 tbsp. cooking oil
2 stalks green onions, chopped
salt to taste

1. Combine dissolved cornstarch and oyster sauce.
2. Heat oil in a pan, stir fry the chicken flakes until golden brown, stir in the garlic and onions. Add soy sauce, stir.
3. Add carrots, corn, mushrooms, black fungus and broth. Bring to a boil.
4. Add add noodles, cabbage and bell pepper. Mix well. Add black pepper and sugar. Stir until all the vegetables are well incorporated with the noodles.
5. Pour in the cornstarch and oyster sauce mixture. Stir and cooked until the noodles are tender and liquids are no longer cloudy.
6. Remove from heat, stir in the sesame seed oil and garnish with the chopped onions.


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