When it comes to “chow”, it refers to a Chinese cooking method, which is stir fry, and “fun” is a type of Chinese noodle made of rice. Chow fun is stir frying rice noodles with meat and vegetable recipe.
There are two main types of fun noodles including “Ho Fun” or Shahe fen that is white in color, broad and somewhat slippery, another is rice vermicelli also named “Mein Fun” that is thin and long. Both fun noodles stir fried or boiled in soups, click the related links, you can learn more.
Difference between Chow Mein and Chow Fun
Mein is a soft noodle, made from some type of unleavened dough which is pulled into long and thin or rolled flat and cut into various shapes. Chow mein refers to stir fried noodles with meat and vegetable in sauces. So the biggest different between chow fun is the types of noodles used in the stir fry recipes.
Beef Chow Fun
Beef chow fun is a staple Cantonese dish, it is popular because it can be cooked with many ingredients, American Chinese restaurants can add their own flavoring to make it their own.