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With Jules

Mixed Vegetable Chow Mein with

Black Bean Sauce


  • 100g roughly cubed red onion
  • 100g roughly cubed pepper mix
  • 30g celery, sliced at an angle
  • 20g ginger, shredded
  • 4 garlic cloves, shredded
  • 50g mushrooms, quartered
  • 25g spring onions, sliced
  • 300g egg noodles
  • 30ml oil (your choice: vegetable or ground nut oil)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper of choice to taste
  • 20ml dark soya sauce
  • 125ml black bean sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Chilli sauce of choice to desired heat taste
  • 20g coriander roughly chopped

* NB: You can add or replace your own ingredients of choice; if using meat or fish, marinate and cook thinly sliced pieces of meat/fish first, then follow the instructions as below.


  • In a very hot pan add oil. Once the oil is heated, add all the vegetables and stir fry until half cooked and sizzling but still crunchy. In a separate pan blanch the egg noodles with salted hot water.
  • Add black bean sauce, chilli sauce and soya sauce to the crunchy vegetables and mix in the blanched noodles. Add a tsp of diluted corn flour to cold water and mix it to get desired consistency.
  • Add thinly sliced seasonal greens and finish it with lime juice, spring onion and coriander. Check for seasoning.
  • Once you see the moisture is thickened and looks glossy stop cooking and serve immediately to enjoy the chow mein at its best.
A close-up of Chow Mein noodles with vegetables and sauce.