Authentic Chinese Chow Mein

When I’m tired and want something fast and very rewarding, I go for chow mein. Although there are heaps of ways to cook chow mein, I will cover the classic right here.

The video below demonstrates how easy it is to cook the noodles. However, I will be making a few adjustments to their recipe.
  • Honest Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Time Spent Cooking: 10 Minutes
  • Assembly: 1 Minute
  • Level Of Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • Chinese egg noodles (fresh ones are a lot better, you can get them from Tai Ping)
  • Spring onions / scallions
  • Onion, diced
  • 1 Tb Dark Soy sauce
  • 2 Tb light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tb of sugar
  • 2 cups of beansprouts

Instructions

  1. Dissolve the sugar into half a cup of hot water, mix. Add the dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce and sesame oil.
  2.  Boil the noodles until they are about 90% done and then rinse them under cold water.
  3. Heat up a wok, add in the onion first (cook until brown), followed by the meat and then the noodles.
  4. Once the noodles are warm, add in the sauce and vegetables. Keep stirring until the sauce is gone, leaving you with a slightly sticky texture to the noodles.

Meal Swapper

  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • 900g of fresh white fish (Sea Bass and Halibut are the traditional options)
  • A bag of limes (enough lime juice to soak the fish twice)
  • 1 Tb of chopped red hot pepper
  • 1/2 cup of red bell pepper / capsicum
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Your Advisor

The only ingredient with enough calories worth tracking is the fish. Feel free to use more or less of the other ingredients.

I would recommend having fish 2-3 times per week.