Our Panda Express chow mein copycat recipe is so easy to recreate at home. Learn how to make this popular side dish using vegetables, noodles, and a homemade sauce. It's ready in minutes and is completely customizable and absolutely delicious.
- 3 tablespoons classic olive oil (45 ml)
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped or thinly sliced (62g)
- 1/2 cup celery, thinly sliced on the bias, optional (52g)
- 1 1/2 cup green cabbage, sliced (100g)
- 8 ounces chow mein or stir fry noodles (225g) or
- 3 tablespoons liquid aminos or dark soy sauce (45 ml)
- 2 tablespoons mirin (30 ml)
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce (30 ml)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Whisk together the liquid aminos or soy sauce, oyster sauce, and mirin in a small bowl.
- Heat up the olive oil over medium high heat in a wok. Add the onion and optional celery and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the cabbage and cook for a minute, while stirring constantly with a large wooden spoon.
- Add the cooked noodles and the sauce. Cook until heated through, roughly 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add sesame oil and a bit of salt. Serve while still hot.
- Prep everything before starting.
- Since the noodles will finish cooking in the wok, undercook them by one minute.
- To be like Panda Express, you'll want a noodle that has some tooth to it and is a bit chewy. We used Hokan Chinese mein noodles for the photos. The brand and type of noodles will affect the calories.
- For a more authentic noodle, try Wan Hua Foods Stir Fry Noodles or Japaneses Yaki Soba Noodles.
- A dark soy sauce will make your noodles look more like the Panda Express ones.
- To prevent sticking, toss the noodles with oil.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Asian
Keywords: Panda Express chow mein calories, nutrition