History of Chowmein "noodles"



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Noodle is most popular in south part of Asia, it was invented in China and brought to Europe and Italy by explorers. Its popularity there grew immediately and soon people were making their own noodles in different different style with mix stuff. Different regions cooked Chow Mein differently, In Hong Kong IS different they fried the noodles crispy, while the other regions it is opposite they steamed the noodles, and other hand Chinese chefs used a hot wok to cook the finished product. The Chinese soft noodle was the original noodle used in Chinese cuisine, and it was called chao mian (mian is Chinese for noodle). Chow mein means " Fried" ( Chow ) & "Mein" ( Noodles ) originated from "Mandarin" the people of Taishan, which is a city located in the Pearl River Delta, southwest of Jiangmen, As Westernized Chinese food was brought to America, though, crispy noodles were used for what is now known as chow mein.




How to make delicious Chowmein



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1) How to boil the perfect non sticky noodles. First boil the sticky noodles, Bring 4-5 cups of water to a rolling bowl and add big pinch of salt with noodles. Let it cook for 4-5 minutes until noodles should be soft.

  • 2) Then after drain the boil water and put cold water and then add little oil and toss the noodles. Keep it aside.

  • 3) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Chopped ginger, garlic and celery put into the prepared stuff .

  • 4) Stir and saute for 30-40 seconds. Put on normal heat DO NOT brown the garlic.


  • 5) Now add sliced onions and mix.Cook till onions get soft and translucent.


  • 6) Then add all the veggies (carrot, capsicum, cabbage, mushroom).Mix well and continue cooking.


  • 7) Cook for 2-3 minutes only. Veggies are just soft, do not overcook them.


  • 8) Now add soy sauce and ketchup. Also add chilli sauce and add vinegar too.


  • 9) Mix well and let the sauce get heated through. At this time add salt and pepper to taste.


  • 10) Add boiled noodles and spring onion greens.Toss everything together till noodles is coated with sauce mixture well. Once noodles get heated through, turn off the stove.Remove it to a serving plate and garnish with more spring onion greens.



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