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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Vegetarian Chow Mein

This is an easy recipe for vegetable chow mein with stir fried Chinese vegetables, egg noodles and seasonings, garnished with fresh bean sprouts. Chow Mein is a staple of Chinese cuisine!
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup assorted vegetables
  • 1 can bamboo shoots
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 kg Bok Choy (Chinese lettuce)
  • 1/4 kg dry noodles
  • 1/2 kg bean sprouts
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • Water


In deep container boil the noodles and drain the water. Add some oil and keep the noodles aside.

In a pan combine brown sugar, soy sauce and red pepper. On low heat melt the sugar, add chopped onions, chopped garlic and ginger root, chopped carrot, chopped spring onions, chopped beans. Cook for 5 min.

Add the scallions (or green onions), snow peas and lime peel to the pan. Cook until the peas become tender and soft. Cook for 5 more min and add the bean sprouts.

Cook for 10 min until the beans are cooked properly. Add salt and pepper and mix well.

Add the noodles and fry for 10 more min. Garnish with coriander and serve.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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