Friday, June 14, 2013

Panda Express Chow Mein

When I ask my kids where they want to eat when we eat out, Panda Express is a common answer.  They love the chow mein there.  I kinda dig it as well.  I also kinda really dig restaurant copy cat recipes.  This one isn't an exact copy (if you ask me) but it's still awesome!   There wasn't a drop noodle left over.  And there wasn't a single complaint either.  In fact, when the pan was empty, the kids who ate all their chow mein first started bribing the ones who hadn't finished yet for the rest of theirs.

"I'll let you sleep in my bed."

"I'll give you my candy."

Yep, those are the kinds of bribes that work around here. :)

1/4 cup soy sauce 
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) package yakisoba noodles (found in the refrigerated produce section)
2/3 cup celery, sliced
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 heaping cups cabbage (I used coleslaw mix)

In a small bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and black pepper.  Mix well and set aside.  Remove noodles from packages and discard the included flavoring packets.  Rinse noodles well, drain, and set aside.  Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large wok or skillet.  Add celery and onion and saute for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onions become soft and transparent.  Add cabbage and saute another 2 to 3 minutes, or until soft.  Add noodles and soy sauce mixture and heat for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until noodles are heated through.  Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from Eat Cake for Dinner

Linked on Pinworthy Projects, Best of the Weekend, The Weekend re-Treat, Party in Polka Dots, Strut Your Stuff Saturday and Sweet & Savory Saturdays


  1. I love when you can replicate "Take Out." This looks great, XOXO

    1. I love it too! And it's usually healthier. :)

  2. I honestly love chow mein and think I could probably eat it daily. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, I can't wait to give it a try!

    I hope you will link up this wonderful recipe and others at my Foodie Friday Blog Hop at A Room for Two with a View. I know my readers would love it!

    Have a fantastic Foodie Friday and a wonderful weekend!


    1. I think I could eat chow mein almost every day, too. Love the stuff! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  3. Oh YUM! We love Panda Express...definitely trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing it on our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party. Would love to have you share it on our new sister site - Great recipe sharing community and drives traffic back to your blog. Stop by and leave a recipe or two! -The Six Sisters

  4. My favorite! Now I can make it at home! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #17.

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!


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