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Any Chinese-American Chow Mein recipe?


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Any Chinese-American Chow Mein recipe?

geekluve | | Oct 15, 2010 04:30 PM

So I've desperately been googling and searching for chow mein recipes but with little to no success so I'm turning to my fellow foodies here on Chowhound.

The kind of chow mein I'm looking for is very specific basically I'm looking for the kind of chow mein you get at chinese fast food restaurants but not Panda Express, there's has gone way down since '98.

Anyways basically I'm looking for a recipe with mostly stir fried vegetables, usually celery onion and bean sprouts, and where the noodles are soft and stir fried they shouldn't be swimming in a sauce, soggy or sodden kind of like spaghetti in a light sauce. From my adventures in fried rice I know that it has soy sauce as a seasoning/flavor but it maybe another type of sauce either way it's only a small amount as they're not gloppy and slimey.

From what i've read the dish is a kind of lo mein chop suey hybrid though I'm not totally sure. I appreciate everyone's help with this as I've been super craving this forever but every restaurant around has modified their recipes and the noodles have a crispy dry texture to them or are orange with a strange taste.

Also nothing beats making your own food that and I already have the noodles and bean sprouts.

Again thanks in advance!