Beef chow mein

Beef chow mein

A popular Chinese takeaway dish that you can create in the comfort of your own home.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 500 gram minced beef
  • 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 150 gram thinly sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 440 gram thin fresh egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 wombok (napa cabbage), coarsely shredded


  1. Heat vegetable oil in wok; stir-fry beef, onion and garlic until beef is browned.
  2. Add curry powder; stir-fry 1 minute or until fragrant. Add carrot, celery and mushrooms; stir-fry until vegetables soften.
  3. Add chicken stock, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, fresh egg noodles; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add peas and shredded wombok (napa cabbage); stir-fry until wombok just wilts.