Yvonne made a Chinese Fried Noodles (Chow Mien) in the Caring Place Community Kitchen due to the popularity of this dish in another community kitchen which I did not attend.
It looked like a daunting task to make this noodle because Yvonne used a lot of ingredients. But, when making it at home, you can simplify the recipe by using your favourite meat or seafood and vegetables.
Yvonne served the Chow Mien in the wok itself because we could’nt find a platter big enough to hold the noodles.
- 2 packets of Chinese instant noodles
- 2 sweet peppers, sliced
- 2 onions, sliced
- 2 inches of ginger, sliced
- 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 to 4 shallots, sliced
- 10 large button mushrooms, cleaned with paper towel and sliced
- 2 carrots, sliced into match sticks
- a bunch of green onions, cut into 1 inch length
- a bunch of cilantro, chopped, save some for garnishing
- some bean sprouts
- 1 packet of large prawns, with shell removed
- fried shallots for garnishing
- toasted sesame seeds for garnishing
- chicken stock
Marinates and Sauces
- Soy sauce
- Oyster sauce
- Mirin or rice wine
- Fish sauce
- Corn starch
- Salt and Pepper
Click on the link below for the instructions.
Clean, slice and prep all the ingredients.
|Marinate the prawns with some soy sauce, mirin, fish sauce, minced garlic, salt and pepper and corn starch according to your preference.
|Bring a big pot of water to a boil and cook the instant noodles with some salt for a few minutes. Drain the noodles and drizzle with some sesame oil so that the noodles wont stick to one another.
|Sauteed the onions until soft and fragrant. Remove and set aside.
|In the same wok, add some more oil if needed and fry the shallots, ginger and garlic until fragrant. Add the carrots first to fry first follow by the sweet peppers and lastly the bean sprouts according to the required cooking time. Remove and set aside. Yvonne is doing the frying in batches because we do not have a wok big enough to accomodate all the ingredients.
|Next, Yvonne fry the mushrooms and green onions. Like wise, set aside after frying.
|The next step is to stir-fry the prawns. Once the prawns turn pick, remove and set aside, leaving the juice in the wok.
|Add the noodles into the same wok and season the noodles with some oyster sauce and pepper. Use a tong or chopsticks to stir the noodles so that the sauce is evenly distributed. Add some chicken stocks to simmer if its too dry.
|Return all the fried vegetables and prawns to the wok and stir to mix well. Lastly, add the cilantro and garnish with some fried shallots and toasted sesame seeds.
Yvonne, once again, thank you for making the Chow Mien.