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Beef Chow Mein

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
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 ΒΌ 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!
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