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Vegetable Chow Mein - Hakka-style

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com


  • 1/2 lb dried chowmein noodles boiled acc. to package instructions and soaked in cold water
  • 2 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • finely chopped spring onions for garnish


  • Heat oil in a deep wide wok and saute ginger, garlic and onions till they get lightly brown. Add in mushrooms and fry for a few minutes till all the moisture evaporates and it starts to brown slightly.
  • Toss in carrots, cabbage and peppers, and stir-fry for a few minutes. Add in white pepper and toss well.
  • Drain noodles from the cold water, and add it into the wok along with sauces and salt & pepper. Toss well so that the noodles, veggies and sauces are well mixed.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve warm.