Chow Mein

Easy Stir fry



Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

10 minutes

The perfect dish for an easy midweek meal, Chow Mein can be adapted to fit whatever you have in the fridge.


240g mushrooms, left whole or chopped if larger in size
800g  fresh egg noodles
1 onion (red or brown), sliced
thumb sized piece of ginger, sliced
bell pepper, chopped
carrot, thinly sliced
2 spring onions, sliced
2 tbsps  Chinese five spice


dark soy sauce


light soy sauce 
6 tbsps  hoisin sauce
2 tsps  sesame seed oil
1 tbsp  vegetable oil
1 ½ tbsps  sesame seeds

1 tbsp 

dried chilli flakes (optional)


1. Combine the dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame seed oil and chilli flakes in a mixing bowl then leave to one side.

2. Place a large pan or wok over a high heat and add the vegetable oil. Once hot, add the carrots and onion. Fry for 5 minutes or until softened, stirring throughout.

3. Add the mushrooms and ginger. Cook until the mushrooms are soft.

4. Add the bell pepper. Cook for a further 5 minutes or until soft.

5. Next add the noodles. Mix in and cook for 2 minutes or until hot.

6. Add the sauce mixture. Combine and cook for 2 minutes, then top with the spring onions and sesame seeds.

Chef’s tips

Our version of Chow Mein uses mushrooms to make the dish suitable for vegetarians, but feel free to switch with pork, chicken or prawns depending on your preferences.


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