Chowmein is not just a yum dish, it’s a walk through culinary history.
The word Chow Mein came from the people of Taishan, which is a city located in the Pearl River Delta, southwest of Jiangmen. It is 140 km west of Hong Kong and consist of many islets. Taishan is well known for Chinese volleyball. Hmm, Chow Mein and volleyball, cool.Different regions cooked Chow Mein differently, the chefs in Hong Kong fried the noodles crispy, while the other regions opposite of Hong Kong steamed the noodles, all the while all Chinese chefs used a hot wok to cook the finished product. [Source: chefsambrano.blogspot.in]
Noodles or Chowmein can be one of the most nutritious food if cooked properly. Loaded with fresh crisp veggies and sesame seeds, this dish is a perfect match for those lazy weekend noons! 🙂
[ You can put any combination of veggies or meats! ]
Let’s have a sneak peek into the recipe which is so simple yet so delish!
Preparation time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
- Boiled Fresh Noodles [ 2 packs]
- 1 cup Finely sliced onions
- 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger – garlic
- Julienne Carrots & Tri colored Capsicum – 2 cups
- Shredded cabbage – 1 cup [ I used purple cabbage]
- Broccoli finely sliced – 1/2 cup
- Sweet corns – 1 cup boiled
- Spring onions – 1 cup for dressing
- Chings Chowmein Masala – 3tbsp
- Tomato sauce – 2 tbsp
- Soya sauce – 1 tbsp
- Chilli sauce – According to taste
- Vinegar – 1 tbsp
- Salt and Pepper – According to taste
- Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
- Olive oil – for frying
- I used fresh noodles pack easily available at vegetable vendors and grocery stores.
- Boil the noodles with salt and oil. Drain the water and let it rest for 30 mins. This will make it dry and easy to manage.
- Heat olive oil and stir fry onions along with ginger – garlic paste.
- Add Broccoli. Stir fry for a minute.
- Add carrots, capsicums and corns.
- Add cabbage and stir fry it for a minute.
- Now, add Chings Chowmein Masala into the mixture. And 1 tbsp of vinegar.
- Add noodles along with all the sauces and vinegar. Add salt and pepper.
- Mix well on high flame.
- Heat oil on a spoon and add minced garlic along with sesame seeds. Just let it heat for 25-30 seconds and pour it all over the noodles!
- Your nutritious bowl of authentic Chowmein is ready.