Foodie Friday: Crispy Chow Mein

Crispy chow mein: fried noodles with vegetables and meat in a gravy sauce

crispy chow mein

Chinese New Year is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than with noodles? It’s a common dish to start off a new lunar year because the strands symbolize longevity. (So please don’t shorten the noodles!)

I’m a big noodle-lover myself. As a kid going to the local Chinese eateries, I was sometimes known as the “girl who likes chow mein.” However, I don’t like the soft Mongolian stir-fry versions, I prefer my chow mein pan-fried. This involves deep-frying the noodles over high heat. Crispy noodles are also known as Hong Kong style chow mein. Although some foodies might veer towards one extreme or the other, my ideal chow mein is a perfect combination of crisp and soft.

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  1. My boyfriend is “Chow Mein” boy. We’ll have to try Hong Kong style chow mien now.

  2. All I can say is, Yum.

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