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vegetable Chow Mein in blue bowl on marble countertop

Vegetable Chow Mein (Vegan) (Authentic flavours)

  • Author: Verna
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This is Hands Down, The BEST Vegetable Chow Mein Recipe with a crazy good simple asian sauce. Tastier than Panda Express take out, better for you and fast and easy!


  • 1 tbsp oil, ( I use grapeseed)
  •  300 grams uncooked noodles,( around 3/4 lb) chow Mein noodles or your favourite noodles (I love spaghettini for this).
  • 3 cups cabbage, (thinly sliced or shredded)
  • 2 cups mushrooms, (sliced)
  • 1/3 cup white onion, ( sliced)
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot, ( one small carrot)
  • 1/3 cup red peppers, ( sliced)
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 1/3 cup green onions, (sliced on diagonal)
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
  • 1 recipe 5 Spice Stir-Fry Sauce


  1. Make 5 Spice Stir Fry sauce and set aside.
  2. Cook noodles according to instructions, (see notes on how to prepare different noodle varieties)
  3. Add oil to large non stick skillet, on medium/high heat. Let oil heat up for a minute, then add your white onions and mushrooms. Saute for a minute or two.
  4.  Add cabbage continue to cook, until cabbage has lost its volume, about 2-3 minutes. Turn down heat if necessary.
  5. Add rest of vegetables, reserving some green onion for garnish (Optional) and cook for another 3-5 minutes or so.
  6. Add Sauce and noodles, cook for another minute or two, until everything is heated through and sauce has thickened .
  7. Garnish with some sliced green onions and sesame seeds of using.
  8. Dig In!


  • For Spaghetti, spaghettini or chow mein noodles: Once cooked, drain, rinse well with cold water and toss with oil.
  • Rice noodles: Once cooked rinse with cold water and set aside in strainer until needed.
  • Nutritional chart below does not include 5 Spice Stir-fry Sauce
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: mains, gluten free
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian/Chinese

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