Veggie Chow Mein



Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 packet of chow mein noodles (12 oz or more)
  • 1 cup of Chinese long beans cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup of julienne carrots
  • 2 bundles of Bok choy cut into thin strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper julienned
  • 3 heads of green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger powder or freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of Chinese 5 spice
  • 1⁄4 cup low sodium vegetable broth (add more as needed)


  1. Cook chow mein noodles according to instructions on packet
  2. When the noodles soft but still a little firm, drain and set aside
  3. Warm the vegetable broth on medium to high heat in a large sauté pan
  4. Sauté the garlic and green onions until the garlic is cooked (about 2 minutes)
  5. Add the Chinese long beans and continue to stir-fry for 3 to five minutes or until the long beans are cooked but still crunchy
  6. Then, add the carrots and peppers and stir fry for another 2 minutes
  7. Followed by the Bok choy and stir fry for a minute stirring constantly to ensure even cooking
  8. Next, add salt, the cayenne pepper, ginger powder or freshly grated ginger and Chinese 5 spice to the veggies
  9. Sauté for another minute or two then add the chow mein noodles to the veggies
  10. Mix the cooked chow mein noodles together with the sautéed veggies and stir fry for an additional 2 to 3 minutes
  11. Remove from heat and serve warm

Optional: 1 tbsp Cassareep (Guyanese soy sauce) or soy sauce, 1 Tbsp thyme and 1 tsp brown sugar.


A delicious noodle dish with stir fried vegetable and Asian noodles (Guyanese style chow mein noodles).

Author: Althea Brown

Recipe type: Vegetarian Main Dish

Cuisine: Guyanese

You can substitute Chinese long beans for string beans. Chow mein noodles is also commonly called Lo Mein noodles in most mainstream supermarkets You can add other veggies that you like to this dish such as mushrooms, cabbage, celery and baby corn.

* recipe modified with low sodium vegetable broth (no oil), and less salt, options

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