Panda Express Chow Mein

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Hello everyone! Let’s see a raise of hands for those who have been to Panda Express? Phew, am I not the only one who loves it?? See, back where I used to live, the only Chinese food I had was occasional buffets; they were good, but I have to say Panda Express is just better. I think it is the busy environment, the light colors, and the clean restaurant. Call me weird, I just love the place! After eating it once a week for about a month, I finally decided to replicate it in my kitchen.

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So, here is how it went folks…not quite as good as the original, but a whole lot cheaper, better, and faster than I thought! I absolutely encourage you all to try it, if you like Chinese food!

I got the recipe of a lovely little blog called “Favorite Family Recipes.” Please check out the original recipe here.

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Panda Express-Chow Mein

Note: The soy sauce mixture below is doubled from the original recipe, to give it more flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 (5.6 oz) packages refrigerated Yaki Soba noodles (I used angel hair noodles)
  • 2/3 c. chopped celery (chopped diagonally)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 c. chopped cabbage

(I used a bag of frozen stir fry vegetables in place of the fresh ones)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and black pepper. Set aside.
  • Remove Yaki Soba from packages and discard included flavoring packets. Rinse noodles well, (or if using regular angel hair noodles, cook them) drain, and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large wok or skillet. Add celery and onion and saute for about 1-2 minutes or until onions start to become soft and transparent. Add cabbage and saute an additional minute or so.
  • Toss Yaki Soba noodles and soy sauce mixture with the vegetables over medium-high heat for an additional 2-3 minutes or until noodles are heated through.

Enjoy!

-Kloe

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25 responses to “Panda Express Chow Mein

  1. I also used leftover angel hair pasta this week with olive oil in a frying pan to make Italian stir fry. One with tomatoes,basil and sea salt and another with garlic, chicken, basil and sea salt. They were very loved by my family and I loved using a leftover!

  2. I love Chinese foods, most especially noodles. This sound really good, Kloe! It’s nice seeing you here. Happy FF and enjoy your weekend. 🙂 xx

  3. I love Panda Express! I used to eat there a lot for lunch when I lived in Austin. We just recently got one in the small town I live in now …so excited to have it. I always get the chow mein noodles with orange chicken. I love the cabbage etc they put in them. Anyway, yours looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Hey!!! YESSS this stuff is SOOOO good, I have a batch of it on my blog too- AMAZING!! No need to go to Panda Express for it now, it’s literally just as good/better!!!!

  5. Kloe! You’re making me hungry! This looks amazing! We tried making homemade Chow Mein, and it wasn’t the best. We’ll have to try this!!!
    ~Katie

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