Chow Mein – Delicious chow mein noodles with a Panda Express-like flavor!
I just recently realized that I’ve been copying recipes a lot lately! I recently shared the Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s and the pancakes from IHOP, and today’s copycat is the Chow Mein from Panda Express! This is, without a doubt, my favorite. It tastes better than the Panda Express variety!
When I served this delicious chow mein with our favorite baked sweet and sour chicken, I fooled my kids. When I served the noodles at dinner, they thought I had brought them from the restaurant because I photographed them and made the noodles while they were at school.
They all asked for seconds after devouring it in a matter of minutes. I informed them that I had made it entirely from scratch after we had finished eating. They were speechless. “Mom, yours is WAY better than Pandas!” Kallen exclaimed. Oh, how I adore that child. I completely concurred with him.
Chow Mein Ingredients
- two packs (7.32 ounces, each) of stir-fried yakisoba noodles in the fridge (discard the spice packet)
- Vegetable oil, three tablespoons
- Chopped half of a tiny yellow onion
- 1/3 cup finely chopped kale
- a third cup of chopped celery
- Low-sodium soy sauce, two tablespoons
- Oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon
- In a large nonstick skillet or wok, heat the oil to medium-high. Heat the skillet with oil.
- Include the chopped celery, cabbage, and onion. Cook, stirring frequently until vegetables are tender and beginning to caramelize. Turn down the heat to medium.
- In the meantime, cook the noodles according to the package directions in the microwave for one minute.
- Drain the noodles and rinse them in warm water. Add to skillet’s vegetables. Add oyster sauce and soy sauce. Mix everything together with a mixer.
- Serve right away, and enjoy!