If you are craving that delicious taste of chow mein from your local Chinese restaurant, but can’t order take out, look no further. This recipe for homemade chow mein is just as good as take out but a lot cheaper.
I love Chinese food. But ordering take out gets expensive. I also like to have that homemade taste in my food. When I make my favorite recipes at home, not only does it save money, I get to control what goes in it. I can make the recipe fit the tastes of my family as well as making it healthier.
What noodles To Use
Chow Mein is a special type of recipe that is available at most Chinese food restaurants. The noodles are very distinguishable because they are thin and crispy. Often times people confuse chow mein and low mein when talking about what they are making. In this case, making this at home, you are using Chinese noodles, like ramen, as the base of the recipe.
Do I Have to Use Oyster Sauce?
The oyster sauce makes this dish taste amazing. It has a rich deep flavor. However sometimes, you might not like oyster sauce or you simply do not have it on hand. While nothing tastes the same as oyster sauce, you can make this chow mein recipe with hoisin sauce. It will taste different but still taste amazing.
Chow Mein Vs. Lo Mein – What’s The Difference?
Chow mein is a stir fried noodle and lo mein is a boiled noodle. Chow mein noodles are often thin round noodles and lo mein is a flat, wide noodle. Both of the noodles tend to be made from egg noodles.
How to Reheat Chow Mein
Whenever I make something like this, I like to make sure we have leftovers. That way, we can enjoy it for a few days. If you have leftovers, you will want want to store them in the refrigerator. When you are ready to reheat the noodles, you can reheat it in the wok or in a skillet on the stove top.
Can you freeze chow mein noodles?
Chow mein can easily be frozen. It is a great way to have it whenever you want and can last for several month in the freezer. When you are ready to eat the chow mein, remove it from the freezer and thaw it in the refrigerator. Then you can reheat in a skillet on the stove or use a wok.
What to Serve with Chow Mein
I like to serve other Chinese food recipes with this recipe. I love making it just like take out, with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You will love these noodles with Orange Teriyaki Chicken. The noodles are a great replacement for rice when you want something different.
Ingredients to Make Homemade Chow Mein
- Chinese noodles (ramen noodles), cooked
- Yellow onion, sliced thinly
- Cabbage, sliced thinly
- Celery, chopped thinly
- Soy sauce
- Oyster sauce
How to Make Homemade Chow Mein
- Heat oil in a large skillet.
- Add onions, cabbage, and celery to skillet.
- Cook until veggies are tender and slightly caramelized.
- Add cooked noodles to skillet and toss with veggies. Stir to combined.
- Pour soy sauce and oyster sauce into the noodles, stir.
- Continue cooking for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve hot. Enjoy.
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- 1 package Chinese noodles (ramen noodles), cooked
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 yellow onion, sliced thinly
- 1 cup cabbage, sliced thinly
- ½ cup celery, chopped thinly
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
Heat oil in a large skillet.
Add onions, cabbage, and celery. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until veggies are tender.
Continue cooking veggies until they become slightly caramelized.
Add cooked noodles to skillet and toss with veggies until well incorporated.
Pour soy sauce and oyster sauce into the noodles, stir.
Let cook for 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve hot.
Recipe adapted from Dinner Than Dessert
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