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Quick and Easy Cantonese Chow Mein

  • Yield: 3 servings 1x


You can use any meat of choice or make it vegetarian. You can also use precooked chicken and add it after the vegetables are cooked.

Nutrition information is calculated using chicken




  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs mirin
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 cup broth of choice
  • 1 tbs fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbs garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce


  • 1/2 cup mushrooms (cut into quarters)
  • 1/2 cup carrot (cut in diagonal slices)
  • 1/2 cup snap peas or snow peas
  • 1/2 medium onion (diced)
  • 1/2 cup red or yellow bell pepper (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 1 cup broccoli (cut into florets)
  • 1/2 cup zucchini or yellow squash (cut into bite size pieces)
  • 1/2-3/4 pound meat (cut into bite size pieces)
  • Chow Mein Noodles (Fried)
  • 1 tbs coconut or peanut oil


  1. Mix together the marinade ingredients.
  2. Pour over the meat and mix well to coat the meat.
  3. Allow the meat to marinate at least 30 minutes and up to 8 hours
  4. Heat a wok over high heat until very hot.
  5. Add the coconut or peanut oil on the side of the wok, then swirl to coat.
  6. If using, add the meat to the bottom of the pan and cook on high heat for about 4 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.
  7. Add the onion, carrots and broccoli and cook about 3 minutes with 1/2 the marinade liquid.
  8. Add the peas and mushrooms and cook about 3 minutes. If it is dry, add the remainder of the marinade.
  9. Stir well while cooking.
  10. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  11. When vegetables are crisp-tender, turn off the heat and add the bean sprouts (and pre-cooked meat if using) and mix gently.
  12. Serve over Fried Chow Mein noodles.


Source: Lillian Chou/Louis Prima from Chop Suey Chow Mein

  • Category: Main Dish


  • Calories: 309
  • Fat: 12.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.29 g
  • Protein: 24.59 g
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