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How to Cook a Chinese Takeaway Meal for One (Part 2)

How to Cook a Chinese Takeaway Meal for One (Part 2) - Chinese Recipes For All

We show you how to cook another takeaway meal for one!

On the menu tonight is chicken and mushroom soup, king prawn chow mein noodles and mixed vegetables. We show you how to cook all of these for one person, because you can't always share.

Time: Prep 15 mins / Cooking 20 mins

Difficulty: Easy



Serves 1

​In order of use:

  • 1/4 chicken breast
  • 3 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped (or pureed)
  • 1/4 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 carrot, sliced
  • 150g beansprouts, washed and drained
  • 50g water chestnuts
  • 50g bamboo shoots
  • 1 spring onion, cut into thin strips
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp cornflour mixture
  • 250ml water, boiled
  • 200g egg noodles
  • 6 king prawns
  • * all seasonings for each dish will be written within the method

Equipment needed:

  • A saucepan
  • 2 frying pans/woks



Boil the kettle. Fill saucepan with an inch or two of water on medium-high heat. When boiling put in the chicken breast and boil for 3 minutes. Drain the water, keep the pan for later. When chicken breast is cooled cut breast into thinner strips and set aside.


Prepare vegetables needed for all meals. See ingredients list.


Prepare chicken stock and cornflour mixture and set these aside.

Ready? Let's cook!


Pour 250ml boiled water into the saucepan on high heat. Add in the slices for 1 mushroom and cook for 2 minutes, the water should start to boil.


Add in chicken strips. Then add a pinch of white pepper, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste) and 1/4 tsp sesame oil. and boil for 1 minute. Place the lid on and boil for a further 1 minute. Serve in a bowl and garnish with a little of the spring onions.


Heat oil in a wok, on high heat until hot.


Fry 100g of beansprouts and egg noodles for two minutes.


Next add in the king prawns and fry for a further 3 minutes


Add 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste), 1/2 tsp sesame oil and 1 tbsp soy sauce (or to taste) and fry for another 3 minutes. Serve on plate and garnish with rest of spring onion slices.


Using same wok, no need to wash, heat 1 tbsp oil on high heat until hot.


Add garlic, red pepper, carrots, mushrooms and bamboo shoots and water chestnuts and fry for 1 minute


Add the rest of the beansprouts (50g) and fry for 2 minutes


Pour in one ladle of chicken stock and leave for 2 minutes or until it is starting to boil.


Then gradually add the cornflour mixture and stir. Once the sauce is thickened stop adding the cornflour mixture.


Lastly add in 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste), 1 tsp soya sauce (or to taste) and 1/2 tsp oyster sauce and serve on a plate with the noodles and soup.

Done! 祝您好胃口!

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