Chinese vegetable chow mein

(390 ratings)
Chinese vegetable chow mein
Chinese vegetable chow mein
  • Serves: 4-5

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe This simple and tasty Chinese vegetable chow mein is a classic that you can easily make in the comfort of your own kitchen. This vegetable chow mein recipe serves four to five people, so itís a handy dish to make for the entire family. You may be used to get this tasty dish as a take-away or at your local Chinese restaurant, but this homemade version is much healthier. The best part is that it only takes 20mins to make in total, so you can have a delicious meal on the dinner table in less than half an hour. Packed with a mix of vegetables including carrot, red pepper and oyster mushrooms, this dish is drizzled in groundnut oil and served with egg noodles for an Oriental feel. Serve this dish as a main on Chinese New Year or have as a speedy mid-week supper. This Chinese vegetable chow mein is also a great way to get everyone in the family eating more vegetables, and make sure you all hit those important 5-a-day goals. Because it only takes vegetables, this dish is suitable for vegetarians and for those who are trying to reduce their meat intake.


  • 2tbsp groundnut or vegetable oil
  • 125g packet oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 125g packet tenderstem broccoli, cut into pieces
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1-2tbsp oyster sauce
  • 300g ready-to-use medium egg noodles
  • 1 lime, to serve

If you want to add some meat to this dish, we'd recommend cooked chicken


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the veg and cook for 2-3 mins. Pour in the soy sauce, vinegar and oyster sauce. Add the noodles to the pan and heat through.
  2. Serve immediately with some lime squeezed over the top.

Why not also try our chicken chow mein recipe?

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 170(kcal)
  • Fat 7.0g
  • Saturates 1.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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If you do this for 4 its 230 calories per portion and for 5 it is 180 calories per portion. That's what I worked it out as using fitnesspal anyway. This is with 2tbsp of oyster sauce. If you use dry noodle nests instead, one nest per person plus 1/4 of the veg is 350 calories. So make sure you use the right noodles. Really tasty recipe though, and you can still get away with it on a fast day even with the dry noodles :D

Karen Roberts

so is it a quarter or a fifth of the recipe that has 170 calories?


2 tbsp of Groundnut or Vegetable oil is over 200 calories on its own. It's therefore ludicrous to list this recipe as being under 200 calories. The recipe contents are for 4 - 5 portions!


2 tbsp of Groundnut or Vegetable oil is over 200 calories on its own. It's therefore ludicrous to list this recipe as being under 200 calories.

Badger McG

Clean, simple, healthy and such low calories! This is a regular on my menu :)

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