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Classic Chinese Chow Mein

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  • 2 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 head cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 2 Tbsp. sweet soy sauce (aka Kecap Manis* see note for homemade substitute)
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 oz. chow mein noodles (cooked a minute shy of the directions*)
  • 6 oz. bean sprouts (optional)
  • sesame seeds (for garnish, optional)
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    Calories560Calories from Fat310
    Total Fat34g52%
    Saturated Fat4g20%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat310
    Total Carbohydrate56g19%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A2%
    Vitamin C50%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Gefroh a year ago
    I had never had chow mein before and it just wasn't my taste.
    Ashley a year ago
    Meh, it was okay. Followed the recipe and it was just lack luster for us. Needs something more but I can't put my finger on what it may be. Unfortunately I won't be making this again.
    Jonathan Pierce a year ago
    Way too many veggies for me. But to be fair, I am new to this, so take it with a grain of salt.
    Love it ! The kids too
    P speaks 2 years ago
    I cook this every time I make Chinese the recipe is straight forward
    Jess Dean 2 years ago
    not a great recipe so probably wouldn’t make again
    Loli Kagura 2 years ago
    Its okay, not the best.
    Jason Fris 2 years ago
    New family favourite.
    brigitte 2 years ago
    Super easy and very good. although I did tweak. I added ground chicken, fresh coriander stocks, fresh ginger and garlic, red chilies, and sesame oil. Definitely a keeper recipe.
    Ruth Pinto 2 years ago
    It was great. Only problem was when I wanted to add the shrimp didn’t know when
    Mel R 2 years ago
    Very good. Satisfies the chinese food craving I was having. I added carrots and bok choy instead of bean sprouts. I used yakisoba noodles and they were good but didn't seem to soak up the sauce. I didn't have the sweet soy sauce to I used regular and added brown sugar. I would like to try it with the sweet soy sauce.
    Alberto Galvan 2 years ago
    Very simple, easy-to-follow recipe. The noodles tasted great. Didn’t find sweet soy sauce, but checked online to make my own sweet soy sauce and the recipe ended up perfect. Also added some extra veggies to add to the taste.
    Lisa Midwood 2 years ago
    Great recipe. Substituted hokkien noodles for chow mein.
    Patti 2 years ago
    Good recipe, but I had a hard time not overcooking the noodles through the different steps. I would cook the noodles a bit less than the package directions.
    Aislynn Kelly 2 years ago
    Very yummy with chicken! Added a little bit of lime juice to make it just right. Even the picky eater likes it!
    Joanna Cegielska 2 years ago
    Super easy and delicious
    Bob M. 2 years ago
    my dish looks different and i use 250 grams of chow mein and that is still too much noodle for me, the taste is nothing special
    Michael W 3 years ago
    So easy to make! I added chicken, broccoli, and onions
    francine 3 years ago
    great, but it made way more than i expected. we used lo mein noodkes
    Carmen Wilson 3 years ago
    Quick to make, and good. Definitely will change it up and add some meat or spicy to it next time.
    Simone p. 3 years ago
    the best chow mein I've ever made hands down!!! This will be my stapke recipe from now on
    Valery Young 3 years ago
    turned out great. i made my own sweet soy sauce and used marinated cubed tofu.
    Will Loewen 3 years ago
    This recipe turned out great!
    Chris Hagens 3 years ago
    as good as the one from the toko
    barbara p. 3 years ago
    came out great made it and my family ate it all
    Charli 3 years ago
    Absolutely delicious! Family loved it, will definitely make again
    Jarnagin 3 years ago
    my family enjoyed this! we will make this again
    Suzanne W. 3 years ago
    I made some adjustments. I added chicken that really made it. I cooked it in a wok with onions and snow peas. I didn't have sweet soy sauce or molasses so I just added some brown sugar. I sauteed all the veggies except for the snow peas, then sauteed the chicken. Based on the other reviews I only added about 2-3 tablespoons of water when I made the sauce and then added the veggies and chicken and finally the noodles. The family really enjoyed it.
    Savannah 3 years ago
    I didn’t use the oyster sauce & add some additional veggies (onions & carrots) & it was really yummy. The only issue I had was the noodles, they ended up a little mushy.
    Janet Mayer 3 years ago
    I really liked this recipe but I almost completely doctored and improvised thoughout based on ingredients I had on hand and purchased. I sauted beef stew meat coated in cornstarch in Garlic infused EVOO. I quadrupled the sweet soy sauce recipe ingredients (adding ground fesh ginger and fresh minced garlic) and doubled the entire sauce recipe for leftover veges I will need to cook yet this week. I added half a bag of angel hair cabbage to the cooked meat and sauted until wilted. Then I added half the sauce to the pan and let it heat to a boil. I cooked a package of Ramen noodles minus the spices separately; drained and added them with the following vegetables. Veges used: stir-fry veges, fresh bean sprouts, and a can of water chestnuts. At serving, I sprinkled frozen cashews on top. In my opinion, delicious. Hubby agreed. I'm not much for measuring but I stayed close to the required measurements. Pictured are the leftovers, sorry it isn't plated pretty.