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Beef Chow Mein

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6


  • 400 g flank steak thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger finely chopped
  • 2 cups napa cabbage thinly sliced
  • 2 cups carrots julienned
  • 400 g chow mein noodles
  • Water for boiling
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 scallions roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil


  • Begin by preparing the beef. Slice the flank steak into thin strips and place in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and baking soda and mix to combine. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Next, boil a pot of water. Once boiling, add the noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain the noodles and set aside.
  • Add the oil to the pan and fry the beef over high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, until the beef is almost fully cooked. Set the beef aside on a plate for now. It will finish cooking once it is added back to the pan.
  • Next, fry the garlic and ginger for 30 seconds over medium-high heat until fragrant. Then add the sliced cabbage and carrots. Fry these together for 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Add the par-cooked chow mein noodles to the pan, followed by the beef and the remaining ¼ cup of soy sauce and chicken broth. Mix everything to combine and cover the pan to let the noodles steam for 3-5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, the noodles should be soft and will be done! Garnish with the chopped scallions and a drizzle of sesame oil!
Keyword asian recipe, beef chow mein, chinese new year recipe
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