A bit healthier than my yakisoba fried noodles is this simple yet satisfying recipe.
10 oz tray of chow mein noodles
10 oz bag of bean sprouts
1 or 2 stalks celery
1 small piece char siu pork (or other meat)
1 bunch Chinese parsley
1 stalk green onions
1/2 head lettuce
1 Tbsp oil
1/4 to 1/3 cup water
3 to 4 Tbsp soy sauce
1 to 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
To start off, I peeled and cut the carrot into little pieces like below.
Next I rinsed the bag of bean sprouts and cut the celery stalk into small pieces.
Those three things went into a nonstick frying pan with just a touch of oil.
While that fried a little I cut up the char siu, green onions, and Chinese parsley. After everything was cut up I put the noodles into the pan along with the water, soy sauce, and oyster sauce.
After a couple minutes I tossed in the char siu and green onions. When it was done I turned off the heat and added the Chinese parsley. You can’t see it too well in the picture, but I serve this mound of noodles on a bed of lettuce to get more veggies on my plate. I do about 1/3 lettuce to 2/3 fried noodles.
The measurements for the sauce are very approximate because it really depends on how you like your fried noodles. I find that some people like lots of oyster sauce, others not so much. Some like it salty while others are watching their sodium intake. Also, if you like sweeter teriyaki type tastes you may want to add a teaspoon or so of sugar to the recipe. Bottom line, just keep tasting along the way as you do the soy sauce, oyster sauce, water step of the recipe.
Oh and one more thing…I like to add hot sauce on to my noodles right before I eat it. That’s totally optional but I find that Garlic Tabasco is particullarly awesome with this!