Panda Express Style Chow Mein

Ingredients (Serves 3)

  1. Yaki soba noodles / chow mein (I used fresh yaki soba noodles) –  350 gm

2. Vegetable oil or peanut oil – 1 – 1.5 tbsp

Onion – 1/2 cup, sliced

Garlic, minced – 1.5 tsp each (optional)

Cabbage – 1.5 cup, thickly sliced and halved

 Celery – 3/4 cup, thinly sliced diagonally

3 Soy sauce – 2 – 3 tsp (I used Chings secret dark soy sauce)

    Oyster sauce – 2 tsp (optional)

Rice vinegar – 1 tsp

Sugar – 1/2 tsp or to taste

4. Toasted sesame oil – 1/2 tsp (optional)

5. Salt and pepper – As required to taste

Method

1. Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for  3 – 4 minutes or according to package instructions. Drain in a colander. Add a tsp of oil and toss gently. Set aside until ready to use.

2. Heat 2 – 3 tsp oil in a wok/ non stick pan over high heat. Swirl gently to coat the entire wok. Add onion, garlic and cook for a minute. Add cabbage and celery. Stir-fry for 4 – 5  minutes until veggies are slightly charred. Add cooked noodles, soy sauce, oyster sauce and 1 tsp rice vinegar. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.  Add a pinch of salt if required and pepper powder. Stir-fry for 1 – 2 minutes until the noodles are well-coated with the sauces. Taste-check for salt and add more sauces, if required.  Garnish with chopped spring onion. Serve as is or with side-dishes of your side-dishes.

 

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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