J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s Cantonese Soy Sauce Chow Mein
Watch as Kenji shows how to make Cantonese soy sauce chow mein, a simple and delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion.
We begin with Lopez-Alt boiling the noodles according to the package directions. Once the noodles are cooked, he removes them from the water and sets them aside to drain.
While the noodles are draining, Lopez-Alt prepares the other ingredients. He chops up some scallions, chives, and onions, and he mixes together a sauce made with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, white pepper, sugar, shaoxing wine, and sesame oil.
Once all of the ingredients are prepped, Lopez-Alt heats up some oil in a wok or large skillet. He then adds the bean sprouts, noodles, and aromatics to the wok and stir-fries them until they are heated through. Finally, he adds the sauce to the wok and stirs until it is evenly distributed.
The chow mein is then ready to serve. Kenji garnishes his dish with some more scallions and chives.