Finally, my quest for restaurant style stir fried noodles came to an end…

I swear, this is the best stir fried noodles that I made in my kitchen. Whenever I eat noodles from any Asian restaurants I always wished if I could make such tasting noodles at home. And I kept wishing for many years. A few weeks ago I had curry chicken and vegetable noodles for lunch from Manchu Wok in my campus, I totally loved it especially the taste of the noodles. Since then, I’ve been experimenting different recipes with noodles. I’ve always used rice noodles or vermicelli, so this time I tried with dried chow mein noodles.

I found out that using dried chow mein noodles gave a really delicious taste rather than using rice noodles. Also, I love shrimp in my noodles rather than chicken or beef. So, go ahead and try this recipe. Just like me, you will be making this quite often.

Shrimp Chow Mein

Ingredients:

  • Dried chow mein noodles- 1/2 packet or according to your needs
  • Butter- 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 tsp
  • Ginger, chopped- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilly, chopped- 2 no’s
  • Small onions, chopped- 7 no’s
  • Red Onion, chopped small- 1
  • Green pepper, diced- 1
  • Shrimp, deveined, large- 15 no’s
  • Soy sauce- 4 tbsp
  • Sambal Oelek or Ground Chili paste (optional)- 1/2 tsp
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 stalks
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Water, to cook noodles- 1 – 1 1/2 cups

Instruction

  • Devein and wash the shrimp under running water, keep aside.
  • Heat a wok or pan over medium heat, add butter and oil.
  • Add chopped garlic and ginger, saute for a minute.
  • Add green chillies and small onions, saute till onions turn tender.
  • Now, add the chopped red onions and saute till it gets translucent.
  • Add green pepper and cook for a minute.
  • Add shrimp, cover the wok or pan and cook till shrimp is well done, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the chow mein noodles and water, cook covered till noodles turn tender.
  • Don’t over cook the noodles, it should be slightly crispy.
  • When the noodles turn tender and all the water has dried up, add soy sauce, chilly paste and combine well.
  • Add chopped green onions, saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Finally add the sesame oil and give it a stir.
  • Transfer on a plate and serve hot.

Tips:

  • Make sure to use dried chow mein noodles, it wouldn’t be tasty if you use rice noodles or vermicelli.
  • You could make with boneless chicken or use just veggies.

 

Shrimp Chow Mein (Chinese Noodles)
 
Ingredients
  • Dried chow mein noodles- ½ packet or according to your needs
  • Butter- ½ tbsp
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Garlic, chopped- 2 tsp
  • Ginger, chopped- 1½ tsp
  • Green chilly, chopped- 2 no’s
  • Small onions, chopped- 7 no’s
  • Red Onion, chopped small- 1
  • Green pepper, diced- 1
  • Shrimp, deveined, large- 15 no’s
  • Soy sauce- 4 tbsp
  • Sambal Oelek or Ground Chili paste (optional)- ½ tsp
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 stalks
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Water, to cook noodles- 1 – 1½ cups
Instructions
  1. Devein and wash the shrimp under running water, keep aside.
  2. Heat a wok or pan over medium heat, add butter and oil.
  3. Add chopped garlic and ginger, saute for a minute.
  4. Add green chillies and small onions, saute till onions turn tender.
  5. Now, add the chopped red onions and saute till it gets translucent.
  6. Add green pepper and cook for a minute.
  7. Add shrimp, cover the wok or pan and cook till shrimp is well done, about 5-7 minutes.
  8. Add the chow mein noodles and water, cook covered till noodles turn tender.
  9. Don’t over cook the noodles, it should be slightly crispy.
  10. When the noodles turn tender and all the water has dried up, add soy sauce, chilly paste and combine well.
  11. Add chopped green onions, saute for a couple of minutes.
  12. Finally add the sesame oil and give it a stir.
  13. Transfer on a plate and serve hot.
Notes
Make sure to use dried chow mein noodles, it wouldn’t be tasty if you use rice noodles or vermicelli.
You could make with boneless chicken or use just veggies.