It's really easy to make at home - you can eat dinner in 30 minutes if you're fast with prep work! You can also easily alter your chow mein to include whatever you like.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 10-12 oz package of chow mein noodles
- 2-3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon hoisin
- black pepper - a few good cracks!
- 6-8 cups of thinlly sliced veg OR 1 pound of meat + 3-4 cups of veg
If you're doing meat + vegetables, do 1 pound of meat + 3-4 cups of vegetables.
The sauce here is simple - 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 of hoisin and 1/4 cup of chicken stock with some black pepper added. You can add more soy sauce at the end if you like!
Step 2: Boil, Drain and Oil the Noodles
Pour them into a colander and rinse them with cold water until they're entirely cool - no hot spots should be happening! Now shake the colander with a fury to get the excess water out. Apply a little oil to them (I used canola - but you can use sesame for extra flavor!) too keep them from sticking. Massage it in.
Set these aside until later.
Step 3: Prep + Cook the Veg And/or Meat
In a large skillet or wok, heat a couple tablespoons of oil over high heat until it starts to smoke. Then add your vegetables. Stir this around as it cooks for a few minutes - you want them to brown slightly and become a little tender.
Once they're done, dump them out on a plate and set them aside.
Step 4: Fry the Noodles + Add the Sauce
This will take a couple minutes!
Once they're warm and slightly browned in spots, add back in the vegetables and/or meat and then pour over your sauce.
Mix mix mix this and turn off the heat. :)