Shanghai Chow Mein

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An authentic Shanghai Chow Mein recipe with stir-fried pork and spinach. Easy to make and very tasty!

Shanghai Chow Mein
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Serves: 2
  • 340g pork strips
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 450g Chinese egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 tsp freshly chopped root ginger
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • A handful of chopped kale or spinach
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  1. Mix pork strips with 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce, rice wine and cornflour. Marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Place a pot of water over high heat and bring to the boil. Stir in a pinch of salt. Add noodles and cook for 7-8 minutes, until nearly soft. Remove and immerse in cold water. Drain and mix well with the oil.
  3. Add oil to a preheated wok. Fry the ginger and spring onions for a couple of minutes. Add the pork and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Remove from the wok.
  4. Pour more oil into the hot wok, add the noodles and stir fry for 5 minutes. Remove from the wok and leave them aside for the moment.
  5. Heat the oil again in the wok. Stir fry the greens until cooked. Add the pork, 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and vinegar. Mix well. Add egg noodles, stir well and serve.

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