Veg Chow Mein

Flavor-packed Veg Chow Mein or Hakka noodles is a quick and easy meal. Better than take-out – so healthy, fresh, and unbelievably delicious!

Veg Chow Mein

Are you looking for a healthy, wholesome meal tonight? Then try this all-time-favorite recipe for noodles which is prepared with minimal ingredients. A 30-minute recipe, from start to finish. Veg Chow Mein

Who doesn’t love noodles? All ages of people from young to old love to eat noodles. It’s super easy-to-make, quick and not to mention very addictive. Today, I am sharing a healthy yet straightforward veg chow mein recipe that is loaded with a crunch of fresh veggies and bold flavors. 

Today’s recipe is a copycat version of Panda express Veg Chow mein recipe. When we visit this eating joint, veg chow mein is always on our menu.  Because of its smell, color, and harmony of flavors, Panda Express food is loved by all. My family loves their food, and finally, I decided to recreate the same recipe at home.

Restaurant style Hakka Noodles

This no-brainer Veg chow mein makes a perfect kid/family-friendly recipe. I think this is one meal where kids enjoy all their veggies and their plates are licked clean. I can slurp on these noodles all day long. They are so good!

I love this recipe because it’s

  • easy and customizable
  • nutritious
  • great for parties and next day lunches
  • can be made ahead of time
  • and is super addictive and enjoyed by all ages!

Talk about healthy and nutrition – this veg chow mein recipe has it all!!

Restaurant style Hakka Noodles

Now onto the recipe!

The original Panda express recipe uses just onion, cabbage, celery and sauces in this recipe. My version of chow mein has sliced carrots and red cabbage too. As said above, this recipe is completely customizable. You may add any colorful assorted veggies of your choice. 

I have used Yakisoba noodles for this recipe. It cooks faster so keep a watchful eye. But feel free to substitute Yakisoba noodles with thin spaghetti or noodles of your choice.

Boil noodles as per package ingredients and drain. Cook veggies for only a few minutes, so they still have quite a bit of crunch left in them. Do not overcook them; they will turn mushy and unappetizing. Pour in the sauce and mix until noodles are smeared in the sauce. 

Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe

Like any other noodles or pasta, you can make this recipe well ahead of time.

Boil noodles as per package instructions. Coat with oil and store in the refrigerator. Slice veggies, wrap them in between paper towels and store in the fridge. When ready to eat or serve – cook veggies, add noodles, sauce, and mix. Dinner will be on the table in less than 10 minutes.

In addition to dinner, veg chow mein makes fantastic leftovers for lunch. 

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Veg Chow Mein
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Flavor-packed Veg Chow Mein or Hakka noodles is a quick and easy meal. Better than take-out and so healthy, fresh, and unbelievably delicious!
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Veg Chow Mein
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Flavor-packed Veg Chow Mein or Hakka noodles is a quick and easy meal. Better than take-out and so healthy, fresh, and unbelievably delicious!
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 15 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
NOODLES PREPARATION
  • 2 packets Yakisoba Noodles
  • 3 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 small White or yellow onion sliced
  • 1 cup Shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup Celery, sliced or chopped
  • 3/4 cup Shredded Red cabbage
SAUCE INGREDIENTS
  • 2.5 tablespoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
  • 3 teaspoon Brown Sugar or Regular sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Crushed red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Coarsely crushed black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • Salt to taste
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients. (Hoisin sauce, Red chili flakes not shown in pic).
  2. Boil noodles as per package instructions. Drain water and set them aside.
  3. For the sauce combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except black pepper. Mix to combine.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Add ginger - garlic paste and saute for a minute. Mix in celery and onions.
  5. Cook veggies for only a few minutes, so they still have quite a bit of crunch left in them. Do not overcook them; they will turn mushy and unappetizing.
  6. Add shredded red cabbage. Mix it well. Do not cook cabbage.
  7. Add noodles.
  8. Pour in the sauce.
  9. Add cabbage.
  10. Add crushed black pepper.
  11. Mix until well blended.
  12. Noodles are ready. If you like to sprinkle some more black pepper.
  13. Pair it with veg Manchurian and.....
  14. Enjoy your yummy meal!!
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30 Responses

  1. Traci says:

    I looooove making Panda’s noodles…and like you, I love the extra veggies! I’d have to force myself to leave them out LOL. Gorgeous photos, btw…you got me all wanting these right now! Sharing everywhere 🙂

  2. Teri Stephens says:

    This is great! My youngest daughter is a noodle fiend, and she can eat them all the time. Love how you have created delicious flavor with pantry ingredients. And cabbage. Love cabbage. Adding this idea to my menu!

  3. Pam Greer says:

    Those bright colors! So much better than take out!

  4. sue | theviewfromgreatisland says:

    How did you know? This is my favorite food of all time! I love how colorful yours is, and love the photos!

  5. Kate | Veggie Desserts says:

    What a gorgeous pile of noodles! I’d definitely use the yakisoba ones. And I love that you lots of cabbage in it – so underused!

  6. Kristine says:

    Oooh yummy! This looks mouthwatering! Saving to make this week, thanks!

  7. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    That looks delicious! Love the red cabbage in there for a pop of colour and texture 🙂

  8. Jennifer says:

    I love how you made this look so easy! We love noodle dishes and will have to give this a try!

  9. Pam Greer says:

    I love easy and customizable this is!! Why go out to eat when you can make it at home!

  10. K.C. says:

    This sounds delicious. It is funny…when I look at the pic of the dish, I think Christmas tree. Noodle tree and veggie ornaments. Crazy, huh?!

  11. Sonal says:

    This is my all time favorite! I can eat it anytime of the day!

  12. Shruti Chhabra says:

    for me mixing salt is an issue when making noodles. do share some nice soup recepie.

  13. nagma ansari says:

    relly very tasty….

  14. Antonet Roajer says:

    Beautiful pics with detailed explanation. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. Kajal says:

    Thanks ma’am for sharing the recipe. Looking forward to learn more from you. ☺

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