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vegetable chow mein on the silver fork

Chow Mein

Chow mein is a Chinese stir fried noodles often with meat and vegetables. The dish is popular throughout the world. 
Course Main Course, Noodles, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 118kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 3 Fresh noodles
  • 1 Onion (Medium sized)
  • 1 Carrot (Medium large sized)
  • ½ head Cabbage (Medium sized)
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetables oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Brown sugar


  • Cut and slice a medium sized onion.
  • Peel and cut 1 medium large sized carrot into strips.
  • Next, cut ½ head of medium sized cabbage.
  • Boil some water in a wok. When the water is boiling, add 3 fresh homemade noodles. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse the noodles with cold water.
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the wok and turn on medium high fire.
  • Put the sliced onion and cut carrot into the wok. Stir fry them a little bit.
  • Then, add the cut cabbage into the wok.
  • Cover the lid and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • After, stir fry the vegetables until it's a little soft.
  • Add the cooked noodles. Then, pour 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, ½ teaspoon of brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of soy sauce. (Remember to add soy sauce to your taste.)
  • After that, stir fry the noodles and vegetables a little bit and it's ready to serve.



Cooking tips for how to make vegetable chow mein:

  • Stir fry the vegetables until it's a little bit soft. Cover the lid for 1-2 minutes when stir fry the vegetables. 
  • Boil the fresh homemade ramen noodles for 2 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water. Don’t over boil the noodles because it will be stir fried. 
  • When the vegetables are a little bit soft, add the cooked homemade fresh noodles. Then, add sesame oil, soy sauce and brown sugar. 


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2659IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg