It was time to clear the fridge a little yesterday so I decided to treat myself with some yummy Chow Mein, using up what I didn’t want to spoil. It’s an easy but first of all very versatile dish, consisting of egg noodles, vegetables or proteins of your choice and a seasoning sauce (stolen, but as far as I know original). So, no fuzz and here’s how:



Chow Mein noodles for two
5 cm ginger, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 red chillies
2 stalks green onion, chopped
Veggies (Mushrooms in my case)
Sesame Oil
Black pepper

Seasoning Sauce:

2 tbsp. oyster sauce
2 tbsp. cooking wine
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar


First, prepare everything: Chop the garlic and ginger finely, cut the chillies and green onions diagonally and cut up your desired vegetables. Pre-mix the seasoning sauce in a cup.

Boil some water and cook the noodles according to the package directions, then drain and set aside.

Add some cooking oil to a pan and, over medium high heat, stir fry the vegetables as to your liking. I used mushrooms, that I took out of the pan and set aside until later in order not to burn them.

In the same pan, heat a little more oil and stir fry the garlic and ginger until they become aromatic (20 secs. or so). Add in the chillies and spring onions and stir fry as well until nicely browned. Add in the noodles along with the pre-cooked veggies and toss everything thoroughly to combine and let everything heat up.

Then pour in the pre-mixed sauce, toss to coat all ingredients evenly and let reduce little. Season with black pepper and sprinkle with a dash of sesame oil if you like the taste. Done.