Sunday, November 27, 2016

Chow mein cooked

Maybe it was just my family, but I remember the mainstay of takeaway Chinese food in the 60's and 70's was Chicken Chow Mein.  With the discovery in our pantry of a packet of friend noodles yesterday, I thought it was about time I tried cooking it myself.

I followed this recipe, which was pretty straight forward, and used pork instead of chicken.   (I also used a full onion - I remember most takeaway chinese uses a lot of onion in the vegetable mix.)

The result was pretty good.  Nothing fancy, but had that old childhood comfort food feel about it.

For my future reference:


not trampis said...

it was and i was the only person who disliked it!

Steve said...'s a very inoffensive dish, I think.

not trampis said...

much better other options like Peking duck for example

Steve said...

Peking duck was not exactly mainstream takeaway in the 60's, or now.

As it happens, I also think that it is the most over-rated Chinese dish in their whole cuisine. I don't understand why it is held in high regard by many.