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Chow Mein

Chow Mein

Chow mein is a popular Chinese dish that is made with wheat noodles, vegetables, and a flavorful sauce.

To make this dish, you will need to boil the noodles, cool them, and then stir-fry them with lots of vegetables. Cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers are some of the best veggies to pair with chow mein. They add a great crunch and a variety of colors to the dish.

The sauce for this chow mein recipe is a combination of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and (lots of) garlic. This creates a delicious and unique flavor that is both mildly acidic and garlicky. It is a great balance that will make your taste buds dance.

Let’s go!



Chow Mein
5 from 1 vote

Easy Vegan Chow Mein

Garlicky, tangy, spicy, and easy vegan chow mein recipe by Veganbell.
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Course -Lunch
Cuisine -Chinese
Keyword -chili garlic noodles, chowmein, noodles, vegan chowmein, vegan noodles
Prep Time -15 minutes
Cook Time -10 minutes
Total Time -25 minutes
Servings -3 people
Calories -361kcal
Author -Veganbell


  • 7 oz. noodles, boiled (200 gm.)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 8 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 green chilies slit lengthwise
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Freshly chopped cilantro
  • Freshly chopped green onion


  • Set a skillet over medium heat. Add oil. 
  • Once it's hot, add garlic, green chilies, and onion. Stir and saute until the onions turn translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Add bell peppers, shredded cabbage, and sliced carrots. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes until the cabbage starts to wilt.
  • Next add the soy sauce, vinegar, red chili sauce, salt, pepper and mix well. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat. Stir frequently. 
  • Add the cooked noodles and mix again to coat. (this takes quite a while - using a tong or 2 forks will help you mix faster).
  • Turn off the heat. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and green onions. 


Calories: 361 kcal | Carbohydrates: 72 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 646 mg | Potassium: 395 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 4842 IU | Vitamin C: 102 mg | Calcium: 55 mg | Iron: 1 mg


If you enjoyed this recipe, check out this delicious Vegan Khow Suey I posted earlier.

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Keywords: Chinese recipe, Stir-fried noodles, Vegetable noodles, Vegan stir fry noodles recipe, Chinese vegan recipes, Noodle dish, Chinese American food,  Chinese food recipes, vegan noodles

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  1. 5 stars
    This turned out delicious.

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