Chow Mein Noodles

The noodles are most authentic for Chinese combinations , such as this, are noodles made from rice flour. They are white but become translucent as they cook.

Apr 4, 2014 ~ Apr 17 2013 : Sushi – California Rolls, Spring Rolls and Huanese Dipping Sauce, Scallion Pancakes with Ginger Dipping Sauce, Chow Mein Noodles.

My Task :

Grab ingredients, cover vermicelli with hot water, cut shrimp, combine chicken broth and soy sauce, cook pork, fry vegetables and noodles. Clean up – Dish drier (dry all dishes, put away dishes in the right places)


Chow Mein Noodles



125g Rice vermicelli or thin rice stick noodles

60 mL Raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined.

12 mL Rice Vinegar

8 mL Minced fresh ginger root

3 mL Sesame oil

75 mL Ground pork

65 mL Chicken broth

12 mL Soy sauce

5 mL Vegetable oil

5 mL Curry Powder

1/2 Carrot

1/2 Celery

3 Green Onions, thinly and diagonally sliced

250 mL Bean Sprouts



1. In bowl, cover vermicelli with hot water. Let stand for 20 min. Drain well, set aside.

2. Cut shrimp lengthwise in half. Place in bowl. Combine vinegar, ginger root and sesame oil. Pour over shrimp. Let stand for 20 minutes.

3. Combine chicken broth and soy sauce. Set aside.

4. In frying pan, cook pork until no longer pink. Take out of frying pan and set aside.

5. In frying pan, heat over high heat. add curry powder and stir fry for 10 seconds. Add onions and stir fry for 1 minutes. Add bean sprouts and stir fry for a few seconds.

6. Add pork, shrimp and marinade, drained vermicelli, and chicken broth mixture. Stir fry for 2 min. or until vermicelli is heated through and shrimp are pink.


My Opinion of the Lab:

This lab was pretty good. I loved the texture of the noodles, and how they didn’t leave me feeling bloated or uncomfortable. I had them for lunch and I gobbled it all up myself.



How could you use this recipe at home?

I would use this recipe to make a nice, quick lunch.

When would you eat it?

I would eat it anytime.

Who would you serve it to?

I would serve it to everybody.

How could you alter the recipe to make it healthier?

I could use brown rice noodles,  lean meat instead of pork, less soy sauce and reduced sodium chicken broth.

How could you alter the recipe to make it cheaper?

To make this recipe cheaper, I could use ingredients I have on hand, or take out the shrimp.


Nutritional Info of Ingredients :

Canola Oil

Rice noodles


Ginger Root


Ground Pork

Chicken Broth

Curry Powder



Sesame oil

Soy Sauce


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