Chinese crispy noodles: takeout

Crispy Chow Mein Noodles. Crispy fried noodles in a savoury gravy with chicken, shrimp và vegetables. So delicious và ready in 30 minutes.

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Served at the Restaurants

I love this chow mein recipe! These Chinese crispy noodles are a popular Hong Kong style dish served at many Chinese restaurants.


How khổng lồ makeCrispy Chow Mein Noodles

Below are visuals to lớn show you how lớn make crispy fried chow mein noodles. ***Please scroll down to the recipe card below khổng lồ find full instructions và details***

The ingredients for this crunchy version of chow mein are no different than your average chow mein. The main difference is the cooking method which I will explain.

First marinate sliced chicken thighs for 5 minutes lớn tenderize. Secondly, in a large bowl combine your sauce. This also contains a cornstarch slurry.

Then boil the Chinese egg noodles for 30 seconds and strain. Next shallow fry or deep fry the noodles in oil over medium heat. Transfer the crispy fried noodles onto a large serving plate.

Back in your hot wok, fry protein until cooked. Then remove & set aside. Cook your bok choy, carrots, mushrooms, green onions followed by the chow mein sauce. Allow the sauce to thicken. Then mix back in the cooked protein and pour the sauce và toppings over the noodles.

Cooking Tips

Below are tips on making crispy noodle chow mein:

Use fresh egg noodles

These will make all the difference when it comes the texture & taste of these noodles.

Prepare ingredients in advance

The cooking process will be short, so you really want lớn ensure all your ingredients are measured và ready to toss into the pan.

Blanch noodles

You only want to blanch the noodles in hot water for 30 seconds or according to lớn package instructions.

Should I use cold water lớn rinse the noodles?

I don"t find it necessary to bởi vì this as we will be pan frying until golden brown so this may actually create excess moisture.

Be patient when frying the noodles

For crispier noodles, patience is key. Cook noodles until golden crispy brown over medium heat. The only thing I would recommend is to avoid medium high heat or higher, as this can burn the noodles.

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Transfer noodle pancake onto a large plate

Since this recipe serves quite a few, you"ll need a large plate lớn ensure the noodles can fit along with the saucy topping.

Cook protein first & set aside

Stir fry the protein first and remove from the pan. This ensures that we don"t over cook it. It"ll only take a couple of minutes since the chicken is sliced thinly & shrimp doesn"t take long. Then you will phối it back in with the vegetables and sauce after it has thickened.


Below are frequently asked questions about my homemade crispy chow mein noodles:

Where can I buy fresh chow mein noodles?

They can be purchased at your local Asian grocery store in the refrigerator section.

May I use dried egg noodles?

You may but they may not be as chewy as fresh noodles.

Can I use other types of noodles?

I wouldn"t suggest using other noodle types like ramen noodles, udon, or even the thicker egg noodles as they may not get crispy like the thin kind.

How long will this dish last?

It"s best to lớn consume same day since the noodles are coated in the sauce, they may taste soggy the next day.

How do I soak up any excess oil in the noodles?

Feel không lấy phí to transfer the crispy noodles onto clean paper towels first khổng lồ soak up the oil & then transfer to your plate.

Can I use dark soy sauce or light soy sauce?

I wouldn"t recommend it for this recipe since the sauce is one of the most important factors to this dish. The proportions of regular soy sauce have been calculated precisely to ensure a balanced sauce.

What other vegetables can I add?

Bean sprouts, snow peas, snap peas, broccoli, sợi lan, or any Asian leafy greens would work well. Crunchy vegetables like bell peppers or celery would work too!

Can I showroom white pepper or đen pepper?

Yes, season lớn your taste!

What is the difference between crispy vs soft chow mein?

The difference is the texture. Crispy chow mein is when the noodles are shallow or deep fried in oil and covered in the saucy topping. Soft chow mein is when the soft noodles are pan fried with the sauce and other ingredients.

Is this like lo mein noodles?

Not really. Lo mein dishes are when the noodles are mixed with the sauce, protein and vegetables from the very start. The entire dish is cooked in less oil with a reduced cooking time.

Other recipes you may like!

If you enjoyed my Hong Kong crispy noodles, you may lượt thích these other recipes:

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