Classic Chinese Chow Mein

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  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 head cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed and minced)
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce (aka Kecap Manis* see note for homemade substitute)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 ounces chow mein noodles (cooked a minute shy of the directions*)
  • 6 ounces bean sprouts (optional)
  • sesame seeds (for garnish, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium76% DV1830mg
    Fat52% DV34g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs19% DV56g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    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.


    Carmen Wilson 22 days ago
    Quick to make, and good. Definitely will change it up and add some meat or spicy to it next time.
    Simone p. a month ago
    the best chow mein I've ever made hands down!!! This will be my stapke recipe from now on
    Valery Young 2 months ago
    turned out great. i made my own sweet soy sauce and used marinated cubed tofu.
    Will Loewen 3 months ago
    This recipe turned out great!
    Barrie Hiern 3 months ago
    Absolutely delicious! Appreciate the opportunity to use my wok. 👍
    Chris Hagens 3 months ago
    as good as the one from the toko
    barbara p. 3 months ago
    came out great made it and my family ate it all
    Charli 4 months ago
    Absolutely delicious! Family loved it, will definitely make again
    Jarnagin 5 months ago
    my family enjoyed this! we will make this again
    Suzanne W. 5 months 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.
    Eva Alvarez 6 months ago
    It came out nice, but the noodles went soggy. But otherwise I would still cook this.
    Savannah 7 months 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 7 months 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.
    andrea lobb 7 months ago
    Good flavor. It got the thumbs up to make again from the husband and the 4 year old. I added spiralized zucchini and mushrooms. I’ll add less water next time because it was too watery.
    Jeanne Canfield 8 months ago
    Extremely well, delicious. Will make it again.
    Longfellow 8 months ago
    I use Cole slaw mix for the cabbage it has other thing’s in it and the work is done.
    Greg K. 8 months ago
    Added leftover shrimp and prawns from the restaurant that we had leftovers from. Would make again but next time would add julienned carrots and celery.
    🌷Kayah🌷 9 months ago
    Good recipe taste better than the take away one personally thank you for the upload ❤️
    Missy 10 months ago
    Tastes good. I added more vegetables like, broccoli, mushrooms and half an onion. I had to tip some more water at the end because it was a little dry.
    Kathy M. a year ago
    it was verry verry yummy
    Ashley a year ago
    Excellent! I added chicken and it was delicious.
    Jennifer Padilla a year ago
    Need two packages of noodles. Really good
    Yummy a year ago
    Really nice, will make it again one day
    Paige Archer a year ago
    Lovely base, can easily substitute or add anything
    Gavin Thirion a year ago
    Best chow mein I've been able to make
    Vivianne a year ago
    So good, I make it a lot now :)
    Elizabeth G. a year ago
    I substituted a lot of the ingredients and it came out pretty well. My husband really liked it!
    Emily a year ago
    super yummy with chili flakes
    Aponte a year ago
    just ok. wouldnt make it again.
    Sarai Dominguez a year ago
    DELICIOUS!!! Absolutely reccomend it!!!