Chinese Chow Mein
Show up your local Chinese restaurant with your own classic chow mein, a blend of soft or crunchy noodles, meat, cabbage, and more veggies. Try a pork chow mein noodle dish for meat lovers, and go with mixed vegetable and tofu chow mein noodle dish for vegetarians. Both are Chinese noodle favorites.See Popular Chinese Chow Mein Recipes
Stir-fry is always quick, easy, and delicious, and this recipe for Chicken Chow Mein (click here for recipe) is no exception. That it's fast is never in doubt. That it's healthy too -- loaded with vegetables as well as plenty of lean chicken -- is another given.
Marcia Kiesel's modern version of this Chinese-American dish includes stir-fried egg noodles with chicken sausage, chiles, basil and an unexpected ingredient - orange juice.
Chow-mein noodles add crunch to this orange and lettuce side dish salad.
To keep the crunch in the chow mein noodles and almonds, toss this main-dish salad together and serve immediately. That's not a problem with its quick 15-minute prep time.
This Asian-inspired dinner recipe is the perfect way to combine meat and vegetables in one dish.
We like a meal that looks kind of sophisticated, like chicken mushroom lo mein. (Seems like the kind of dish that you wouldn't dare try at home, preferring to pick it up from the closest Chinese takeout place.) But we also like to whip up something easy, especially on a busy weeknight.
Authentic Chinese cuisine, like this Shrimp recipe for Lo Mein, is sometimes just as easy to make at home and often even faster than calling out. This quick & easy recipe, a takeout classic, proves the point: It's ready in only 35 minutes, speedier than it would take to pick it up from the place down the street. Go with frozen shrimp (click here for all kinds of great shrimp recipes), to really speed things up, or buy fresh, if you don't mind a little extra work peeling those babies.
Beginning a meal with a steaming bowl of soup is an important part of many Asian cuisines. And then there are soups that are meals in themselves, from Vietnamese pho to Japanese udon. This Teriyaki Beef-Noodle Soup is definitely in the latter category, combining the best of Japanese and Chinese flavors (as well as hearty meat, vegetables and a delicate Chinese noodles), while giving you shortcuts to make prep simple.
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