Fried Noodles (Chow Mien)

Fried Noodles (Chow Mien)
Like many kids, my children love those fried, springy egg noodles. I sometimes prepare all the ingredients individually and let them have some fun taking their own food and plating them … like at a buffet! It doesn’t take a lot of effort, but it makes the meal a lot more interesting. And I think children do eat better when they have fun.


– Fry with garlic, shallots, oyster sauce and chicken stock.

Chicken fillets (marinated in soy)

– Fry in oil and garlic till just cooked.

Carrots (julienned) and leafy greens

– Boil in chicken stock till tender.

Egg (beaten lightly, seasoned with a little soy sauce)

– Fry and scramble quickly.

Serve all the ingredients in individual plates. Provide a pair of tongs for the noodles and you’re ready to eat!

We had this last week … my daughter plated it! 🙂

Today, I sneaked some enoki mushrooms, which camouflaged perfectly into the noodles. My daughter didn’t even know till halfway through the meal, when she commented, “The noodles are a little crunchy today.” How sly of mommy!

Sigh … the things we do to make our children try new food!

This was for lunch today. As you can tell, one-dish noodle meals feature frequently on my menu. Can you see the enoki mushrooms?

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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