In China, chow mein simply means fried noodles, some types of chow mein contain meat and vegetables, and an example is homemade chow mein, while there are also some varieties that are meatless.
- 3 1/2 oz. chow mein noodles
- A quart cabbage
- 1/2 cup soften black wood ear
- 2oz. pork
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/4 cup corns
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 tsp light soy sauce
- 2 tsp Chinese cooking wine
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 tsp black bean sauce
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Ground fresh pepper powder for taste
- Peanut oil for frying
- Measure out the noodles we will need to make this subgum chow mein recipe.
- In a big saucepan with enough boiling water, cook noodles for 1-2 minutes until soft, but not over cooked.
- Remove with slotted spoon and cool in cold water for a while, remove and drained thoroughly.
- Rinse cabbage and soften black wood ear in warm water until soft, slice diagonally into strips.
- Boil in the same pot for 1 minute until tender, remove and drained.
- Slice tomato into wedges, cut pork across grain into thin strips, marinate with light soy sauce and cooking wine for 15 minutes.
- Heat wok to medium at medium high heat with 1 tbsp cooking oil, stir in pork briefly until color changed.
- Combine together tomatoes, stirring constantly for 30 seconds.
- Add black wood ear, stirring fast until well combined.
- Stir in corns, add water, black bean sauce and sugar, and bring the sauce into a boil.
- Add together cabbages, cook at high heat for 30 seconds, and add noodles and green onion back to wok with all ingredients use long chopsticks to well toss at low heat until done.
- Stir in salt and pepper powder, make a taste test if desired, make this subgum chow mein noodles for 3-4 serves.