Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Chow Mein Noodles- Better than Panda Express

When I saw this recipe I was very hesitant about the "Better than Panda Express," expression. But, you better believe it. A couple days after I made this I ate at Panda Express and their chow mein was not nearly as good. I've made this a couple of times already. It is really easy to whip up on a busy night. Thanks Damn Delicious for the recipe.

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 (5.6-ounce) packages refrigerated Yaki-Soba, seasoning sauce packets discarded*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage- (this was about 1/4 head of cabbage)

  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, ginger and white pepper; set aside.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, add Yaki-Soba until loosened, about 1-2 minutes; drain well.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cabbage until heated through, about 1 minute.

  • Stir in Yaki-Soba and soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

*Yaki-Soba is ramen-style noodles and can be found in the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery store. My local Ralphs didn't have it but Vons did. The Yaki-Soba noodles I found came in a package with 3 (5.6 oz) packages. 
Other than finding the right noodles, this recipe is a piece of cake. It tasted great by itself but I'm going to pair it with beef and broccoli next time.