Vegetarian Chow Mein Recipe

Prep: 10 mins – Cook: 5 mins – Total: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 oz / 180 g fresh chow mein noodles
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 2 cups shredded Chinese cabbage
  • 1/2 cup carrot , julienned
  • 2 scallion/shallot stems , cut into 2″/4cm pieces
  • 1 cup bean sprouts

Tofu and marinade

  • 5 oz / 150 g firm tofu , sliced
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese cooking wine

Sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp chilli garlic sauce or sriracha (optional)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • White pepper

Directions

  • Prepare noodles according to packet instructions (usually soaking it in boiling water).
  • Combine tofu with marinade and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Heat oil in wok over high heat, add garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds.
  • Add tofu and stir fry until starting to caramelise – about 1 minute. Stir fry gently so the tofu doesn’t break.
  • Add the cabbage and carrot and stir fry until the cabbage starts to wilt.
  • Add the noodles, scallions/shallots, bean sprouts and sauce and stir fry until the noodles are warmed through and sauce evenly coats the noodles – about 1 minute. Don’t cook it too much – the bean sprouts should still be quite crisp, not wilted.
  • Serve immediately.

Directions using homemade Real Chinese All Purpose Stir Fry Sauce

  • If you have a jar of homemade Real Chinese All Purpose Stir Fry Sauce, you do not need to make the marinade or sauce for this recipe.
  • Substitute the tofu marinade with 1 tbsp Stir Fry Sauce
  • Substitute the Sauce ingredients with 1/4 cup Stir Fry Sauce and 1/4 cup water.

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