Flavor-packed Veg Chow Mein or Hakka noodles is a quick and easy meal. Better than take-out – so healthy, fresh, and unbelievably delicious!
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.
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
- 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!!
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.
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.
Looking for fusion food, try these varieties –
- Spicy veg noodles,
- Veggie Szechuan noodles,
- Paneer Shashlik,
- Veg Manchurian rice,
- Veg Manchurian,
- Gobi Manchurian,
- Sweet and sour honey lemon paneer
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