Sometimes even we Chinese get sick of eating rice and need to change it up bit. Chow Mein is fast and easy to cook and the only real work is in cutting up the ingredients beforehand. It’s a good way to load up on your five a day and you can make a bigger batch to keep for tomorrow. Though we didn’t manage to do so. What was supposed to feed 3 people was polished off by the both of us in one sitting.
I prefer my noodles less sweet so I skipped the ketchup as the chilli sauce was sweet enough for me on its own. Some of you folks may prefer it sweeter so it is all up to your liking! Isn’t that the best part of cooking? 🙂
I used minced beef in my noodles as that was what I had on hand. Pork and chicken will work just as well. I also used half a red and half a green pepper for extra colour.
- 200g dried wheat noodles (or any noodles you prefer)
- 300g mince meat
- 1 medium carrot, julianned
- 1 bell pepper, julianned
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- handful of chopped coriander
- 1T each of dark and light soy sauce
- 2T sweet chilli sauce
- 1T ketchup
- 1/2T sesame oil
- Boil the dried noodles, drain and set aside. Undercook the noodles a little as it will continue cooking later when you stir fry it.
- Stir fry the minced garlic till it starts browning.
- Add in the carrots and peppers and stir fry till they start turning tender.
- Add in the mince meat.
- When the vegetables are tender and the mince fully cooked, add in the drained noodles.
- Turn the heat low and add all the sauces except the sesame oil. Adjust the taste of the noodles to your liking if necessary and make sure the noodles have fully cooked before the next step.
- Switch off the flame, add in the chopped coriander and sesame oil and mix well.