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Spicy Stir Fried Mushroom Noodle Chow Mein

Created by SteveA

Spicy stir fried mushroom chow mein - a very simple quick and easy noodle stir fry with mushrooms and chilli peppers. This makes a great snack when you get in from a night out, etc.

2 people
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Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
5 mins


  • 2 servings fine egg noodles
  • 2 good handfulls shiitake mushrooms
  • 5 cloves finely sliced garlic
  • 100ml rice wine or medium dry sherry
  • 2-3 (deseeded if required) red chilli
  • 2 tblspns dark soy sauce
  • 3 tblspns light soy sauce
  • 1 tblspn toasted sesame oil
  • 1 in cube ginger
  • 2 tblspns groundnut oil

Recipe Method

Cook the egg noodles as per the packet instructions (usually 3 mins), then refresh them in cold water (this stops them becoming sticky and horrible!), then drain and set aside.

Add the garlic and ginger to a medium hot wok with the oil, and fry for a minute or so. Next, turn up the heat and add the chilli and mushrooms and fry for another 2 minutes.

Add the cooked noodles into the wok and fry for another minute, then add the rice wine/sherry, mix in well for 30 seconds. Turn down the heat to low, and add the soy sauce, then sesame oil. Mix in well, then serve and enjoy :-)


If you can't get shiitake mushrooms, just use any you have - button, portobello, etc.

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  • karen1968 30/01/2013 Review Score: 3
    Really enjoyed the flavours, but some more texture or vegetables would have been good - I'll add some baby sweetcorn or similar next time.

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