Sunday, 13 July 2014

Chow Mein in Minutes

Hello and happy Sunday! I have just been out on walking and walking for hours, taking in the Summer sun and the lovely vibes that come with it. So what better when you get home than to rattle up a tasty and simple dinner?

Pot Noodles and Super Noodles step aside, because this is so much tastier!

Originally, this was Damn Delicious' copycat take on Panda Express' chow mein, it also featured a bit of shredded cabbage, but I didn't have that at hand and wanted noodles as soon as! (Check out her blog for plenty of food inspiration, that girl knows her stuff!) However, it didn't matter, as it was delicious, totally hit the noodle-spot (yes, there is such a spot, usually when craving delicious Asian cuisine!). Want dinner in 10-15 minutes? Look no further, and for extra protein, you can always add strips of steak, chicken or diced marinated fried firm tofu. ^ ^

Chow Mein in Minutes
(Serves 1 as a main, 2 as lunch)

1 tbsp oil
1 large onion, halved and sliced
1 celery stalk, trimmed and finely chopped
1 noodle nest (I used spinach noodles)
1 cup shredded cabbage (optional)

For the sauce:
3 tbsp light soy sauce
1/3 tsp ground (white) pepper
1 levelled tsp ground ginger, or 2 cm fresh, grated
1 tbsp xylitol or brown sugar
1 clove garlic, finely chopped

- Start by heating the oil in a large frying pan or wok, and boil up water for the noodles. Have the onion and celery in the pan with the oil and soften for about five minutes. Cook up the noodles, drain and set aside once done.

- As the noodles are cooking and the vegetables are softening, mix the ingredients for the sauce together.

- Now, toss the noodles into the pan with the vegetables and pour over the sauce. Heat up for a minute or two, making sure the noodles are coated all over. Serve up, and enjoy! Easy, right?

What's your favourite Asian dish?

Original source:

- Jules


  1. For en spennende rett! Selv har jeg aldri smakt Chow Mein, men jeg har jo hørt navnet flere ganger.
    Jeg var i thailand for flere å siden og var med på et kokkekurs hvor vi lærte å lage blandt annet nydelig pad thai. De siste par årene har jeg faktisk laget raw pad thai noen ganger, og det er også fantastisk godt synes jeg!
    God søndagskveld videre♥

    1. Morn' morn'!

      Ja, Asiatisk slår liksom aldri feil! Denne retten er utrolig lett og lage, og det er ikke mange ingrediensene som skal til for og sette god smak på det :)

      Pad Thai er også utrolig godt :D Og en raw versjon høres spennende ut! Håper du hadde en finfin slutt på uken! x

  2. That sounds delicious! Nothing like a homemade noodle bowl for dinner :)

    1. I know right? Considering this dish isn't very colourful, it's packed full of flavour! Already made it twice now, mmmm ^ ^ Hope you have a good start to your week :) x

  3. what an awesome weeknight meal.. thanks for sharing. definitely feel like a chow mien now!

    1. It's such a comforting meal, isn't it? Have a lovely Monday Thalia :) xx