Types of Noodles To Prepare At Home To Satisfy Your Chowmein Cravings

Have you been craving for some delicious chow mein? We have got you sorted. We at Nature’s Basket have brought you some simple, tasty and perfect noodle recipes to satisfy your chow mein cravings. Read on to prepare these 3 types of noodles.

  1. Shrimp and Garlic Noodles



  1. Loosen up the fresh noodles with your hands, make sure every strand of the noodle is loosened up
  2. Now, transfer the noodles to a colander and place it in the kitchen sink
  3. Add oil in a pot of hot water and pour the hot water over the noodles
  4. This step will rinse the noodles of the oil and slightly cook the noodles
  5. Drain the noodles and set aside
  6. Keep the shell on the shrimp and cut a slit on the back where the vein is and remove the vein
  7. Rinse the shrimp with water, and pat very dry with paper towels and set aside
  8. Heat up a skillet or wok on medium heat
  9. Now, add in the butter and saute the garlic until they start to brown
  10. Add the oyster sauce and sugar
  11.  Stir to mix well before adding the noodles into the skillet or wok
  12. Stir continuously with a spatula (or a pair of Chinese cooking chopsticks) to mix the noodles with the sauce
  13. Now, turn off the heat and add the Parmesan cheese to the garlic noodles, stir to mix well.
  14. Transfer the noodles to a serving platter
  15. Now on the same wok or skillet on medium heat add the olive oil and add the garlic
  16. Quickly saute and add the shrimp, soy sauce and sugar
  17. Keep stirring the shrimp until they are cooked through
  18.  Add a pinch of salt and the scallions.

2. ChickenChilly In Oyster Sauce



  1. Cook noodles in boiling water for 3-4 minutes till soft and tender
  2.  Drain and set aside
  3. Now, heat the sunflower oil in a wok or a large frying pan
  4. Add in the chicken garlic and chilli. Stir fry for 2 minutes
  5. Add in sliced vegetables, stir continuously for 2 minutes
  6. Now, sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of water and cover to cook for further 2 minutes
  7. Stir in the softened noodles, soy sauce and oyster sauce
  8. Stir well. Serve and enjoy.

3. Hakka Noodles


  1. Chop all the veggies before you start making the noodles
  2. Boil the noodles and make sure they are al dente
  3. Drain the noodles and wash under cold running water, this stops the cooking process
  4. Add 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the noodles and toss so that the noodles get lightly coated with the oil this prevents the noodles from sticking to each other.
  5. Set it aside.
  6. In a wok heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 tablespoon sesame oil on medium-high heat
  7. Once the oil is hot add the minced garlic and ginger, sliced green chilli and chopped celery
  8. Saute for few seconds until the ginger garlic starts to change colour
  9. Add sliced onions and saute for a minute or two until the sides of the onion start turning light golden brown
  10. Now, add in the sliced carrots, bell pepper, green onion and cook for 1 minute on high heat
  11.  The veggies should remain crunchy. Now, move veggies to the side, and on a lower heat and add soy sauce, rice vinegar, hot sauce and sugar.
  12. Toss the veggies to combine well with the sauce
  13. Now, add in the black pepper, salt and white pepper
  14. Stir in the boiled noodles. Using a pair of tongs, mix it well so that the noodles are well coated with the sauce
  15. As a final touch, stir in a teaspoon of chilli oil and toss the noodles well and garnish with more spring onion greens
  16. Serve Hakka noodles as such or with your favourite Indo Chinese dishes!

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