The Best Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

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Today we are going to make homemade Cantonese Vegetable Chow Mein. You can add any ingredients in it, but we are going to make it with bean sprouts and chives today. Let’s get started with the best Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe ever!

Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Serve 2 to 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

12 ounces chow mein noodles
3 tablespoons extra light olive oil, separated
2 cups bean spouts
2 cups chives, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups yellow chives, cut into 2-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds

For the sauce:
4 tablespoons chicken stock
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon oyster sauce


To make the sauce:

In a bowl, mix in the chicken stock (you could also replace it with water), soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and oyster sauce (If you are vegetarian, you could also replace it with vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce.) Whisk.

To blanch the noodles:

In a large pot of water, over high heat, bring it to a boil. Place in the chow mein noodles and cook until softened, 30 seconds.

Take it out and rinse under running water, 1 minute. Drain and set aside.

To stir fry the chow mein:

In a seasoned wok, over high heat, add in 1 tablespoon of extra light olive oil (you could also use other high smoking point cooking oil.) Transfer in the bean sprouts, chives, and yellow chives. Stir-fry until softened, 30 seconds. Take them out and set aside.

In the same wok, over high heat, add 2 tablespoons of extra light olive oil. Transfer in garlic and noodles. Pan fry until lightly charred, 2 minutes. Pour in the sauce and stir-fry until combined, 1 minute. Return the vegetables. Mix them together, 30 seconds. Toss in roasted sesame seeds. Serve!

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