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cantonese soy sauce chow mein

Easy 15 min. Cantonese Soy Sauce Chow Mein

Cantonese Soy Sauce Chow Mein. Chow mein noodles fried in a green and onion oil with soy sauce and sesame oil. Simple and delicious. A popular Chinese side dish often served at restaurants or for dim sum. It pairs well with your favourite protein of choice and veggies. Ready in just 15 minutes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 520 kcal


  • 425 grams steamed chow mein noodles
  • 2 stalks green onion sliced into 1-inch-long pieces
  • 1 yellow onion sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Optional: 200 grams bean sprouts washed and strained thoroughly
  • Optional: sesame seeds to garnish


  • Slice your green and yellow onion into thin pieces as specified above. Prepare your sauce ingredients ahead of time.
  • In a large wok or steamer, fill it with enough water. Place a wired rack into the steamer and your plate of chow mein noodles on top of the wired rack. Cover and steam the noodles over high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the wired rack and clean out the wok of it’s liquids. Set it over high heat. Wait for it to smoke. If you’re using a non-stick pan, set the pan over medium heat and skip the smoking part. Then add vegetable oil and allow the oil to smoke. Quickly add your yellow onions and cook until translucent.
  • Then quickly add green onions and give it a mix.
  • Then swiftly add the steamed noodles, regular soy sauce, dark soy sauce and sesame oil. Optional: if you’re adding bean sprouts, add them here.
  • Mix everything together and you can lower the heat to medium heat. Once everything is mixed, transfer to a serving plate immediately. Optional: garnish with more sesame seeds and green onions. Serve and enjoy!

Suggest Equipment & Products

Non stick wok
Measuring Set
Cutting Board
Small wire rack
Santoku Knife
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Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1169mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 4mg