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Plain Chow Mein Noodles

Plain Chow Mein Noodles - Chinese Recipes For All

Great on its own or with a main

An understated recipe. Goes excellently with a meaty main or mixed vegetables. The addition of beansprouts in this recipe make it a crunchy number and gives the noodles a refreshing taste. Did you know chow mein is a literal translation of “fried noodles” in Chinese?

Time: Prep 0 mins / Cooking 6 mins

Difficulty: Easy



Serves 2

  • 1 tbsp, vegetable oil
  • 200g, beansprouts
  • 300g, egg noodles (not dried noodles, if you have dried cook them as per instructions on packet and cool them before using here)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce, or to taste
  • 1 spring onion, sliced thinly

Watch how we make it:



If you have dried noodles, cook them as per instructions. Leave aside and cool completely before using.

Ready? Let's cook!


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


Fry the beansprouts and noodles for four minutes


Add salt, sesame oil and soy sauce to taste and fry for another 1 minute.


Serve with spring onions on top.

Done! 祝您好胃口!

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