Chow Mein Recipe

Serves 4
30 minutes


Chow mein

  • 150g of egg noodles
  • 1 chicken breast, cut into very thin strips
  • 1 bok choi
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 handful of beansprouts
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp of oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp of rice wine vinegar, preferably shaoxing
  • 1 tsp cornflour, heaped
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil


Begin by mixing the oyster sauce, soy sauce, minced garlic and shaoxing wine together with the cornflour in a small bowl. Mix 1 tablespoon of this mixture with the chicken and leave to marinade for 15 minutes
Cook the noodles in boiling water for 3–5 minutes, then drain well and mix through 1 tablespoon of the sesame oil (this will stop the noodles from sticking together)
Heat the remaining tablespoon of sesame oil in a wok and fry the chicken until golden brown, then remove the chicken to a plate
Place the wok back on a high heat and add the carrots, fry for a couple of minutes then add the bok choi and beansprouts
Add the noodles and stir through the remaining sauce and the spring onions. Serve immediately