BBQ Pork Chow Mein with Steam Noodle – 义燒炒麵

Chow Mein (Fried egg noodle) is a Chinese classic. I remember I had my first summer job in a BC Northern “Ghost town” called Barkerville just because I knew how to make this noodle dish. It is a different type of noodle than the crispy egg noodle we order in a Chinese restaurant. It is not meant to be eaten crispy when served. The mix vegetables make the noodle juicy and tasty. Most importantly it could be cooked ahead of time before a family gathering so you can entertain the guests when they arrive.

  • Make sure you buy the noodle with the “Steam” on the label.
  • Add bean sprout in the last stage of cooking.
  • You can use chicken, or beef. Just cook it before the vegetables and mix it in later.
BBQ Pork Chow Mein with Steam Noodle - 义燒炒麵
BBQ Pork Chow Mein with Steam Noodle – 义燒炒麵

Ingredients:

Steam noodle                                                            1 package
BBQ pork                                                                   1 piece (julienne)
Bean sprout                                                               2 cups
Flowering chives                                                        1 bunch
Red pepper                                                               x1 (julienne)
Sweet onion                                                              1/2 (julienne)
Green onion                                                             3 pieces (julienne)
Oyster sauce                                                             2 tablespoons
Soy sauce                                                                  2 tablespoons
Fish sauce                                                                 1 tablespoon
Egg                                                                             2x (cook in a small pan and julienne)
Sesame seed                                                             2 teaspoons

Method:

Blanch noodle in a big pot of boiling water for one minute. Drain well and set aside. Stir fry the onion, chives, and red pepper till soften. Add bean sprout at the end and mix well, set aside.
Heat up the wok and add four tablespoons of oil. Place noodle in the wok and mix well quickly till the oil is coating the noodle, control the heat and don’t let it burns. Add oyster sauce, fish sauce and soy sauce to the noodle, mix well. Add BBQ pork and return the vegetables to the noodle. Make sure everything is mix thoroughly and you can smell the aroma coming out from the noodle. Turn off the heat, add green onion and shredded egg to the noodle before serving. Garnish with sesame seed on top of the noodle.

Blanching noodle
Blanching noodle
Cool off noodle with cold water bath to avoid sticking together
Cool off noodle with cold water bath to avoid sticking together
Drain off excess water
Drain off excess water
Mix vegetables
Mix vegetables
Blanched cabbage and bean sprout
Blanched cabbage and bean sprout
BBQ Pork, Green onion and egg
BBQ Pork, Green onion and egg
Place noodle in wok and mix well
Place noodle in wok and mix well
Turn noodle often to avoid burning
Turn noodle often to avoid burning
Add oyster sauce, soy sauce and fish sauce once the noodle is noodle is golden brown color
Add oyster sauce, soy sauce and fish sauce once the noodle is noodle is golden brown color
Add vegetables to noodle
Add vegetables to noodle
Add bean sprout and egg to noodle
Add bean sprout and egg to noodle
Mix everything well so the aroma can blend in together
Mix everything well so the aroma can blend in together
BBQ Pork Chow Mein with Steam Noodle - 义燒炒麵
BBQ Pork Chow Mein with Steam Noodle – 义燒炒麵
Premium first pressed soy sauce
Premium first pressed soy sauce
Oyster sauce
Oyster sauce
Thai Fish Sauce (Gold Boy Brand)
Thai Fish Sauce (Gold Boy Brand)

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