Classic Chinese Chow Mein Recipe

Classic Chinese Chow Mein Recipe

How To Make Classic Chinese Chow Mein

This chow mein recipe will help you make an almost authentic recreation of this traditional Chinese noodle dish. The best part is it’s done in 20 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 2tbspcanola oil
  • ¼cabbage head,thinly sliced
  • 2garlic cloves,crushed and minced
  • 2tbspsweet soy sauce,aka Kecap Manis
  • 2tbspsoy sauce
  • 4tbspoyster sauce
  • 1cupwater
  • 12ozchow mein noodles,cooked a minute shy of the directions
  • 6ozbean sprouts,optional
  • sesame seeds,for garnish, optional


  1. Heat a large pan or wok on high heat.

  2. Add 2 tablespoons of canola oil to the pan and cook the cabbage.

  3. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until wilted, then add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.

  4. Add the soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, oyster sauce and water and bring to a boil for 1 minute.

  5. Add in the noodles and bean sprouts and toss to coat.

  6. Serve immediately


  • Calories: 436.01kcal
  • Fat: 11.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.84g
  • Fiber: 5.27g
  • Sugar: 5.34g
  • Protein: 15.74g
  • Cholesterol: 71.44mg
  • Sodium: 1404.58mg
  • Calcium: 74.65mg
  • Potassium: 457.45mg
  • Iron: 4.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 17.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.89mg
Share your thoughts on this classic Chinese Chow Mein recipe in the Recipe Sharing forum and let us know how it turned out!

Was this page helpful?

Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!