This pork chow mein recipe is super quick and easy to make as it combines chow mein noodles, shredded pork, and coleslaw mix to create the perfect flavor to bring the takeout you love right to your kitchen in less than 30 minutes. If you enjoy this recipe, check out Shrimp and Rice Noodle Salad and Lemon Spaghetti which are equally as easy and delicious.
One of my guilty pleasures is Chinese food! I think I could eat take-out Chinese food almost every day, especially chow mein noodles. I literally love the delicious noodles with crunchy vegetables. So the other day, I decided to recreate my favorite Pork Chow Mein recipe right in my kitchen. Let me tell you, it was flipping delicious and is my new favorite dish to make at home! I know it will soon be yours as well!
What is the difference between Lo Mein Noodles and Chow Mein Noodles?
This recipe allows you to choose between using Lo Mein noodles and Chow Mein Noodles, but honestly, it is hard to know the difference, am I right?!
So Chow Mein Noodles are fried and made crispy, whereas a Lo Mein Noodle is boiled and becomes softer and tender. So depending on what you are craving, be sure to choose the right noodle!
1 lb chow mein or lo mein noodles
¼ cup oyster sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
Tablespoon of ginger, minced
1 teaspoon coriander
1 lb bbq pork, cooked & shredded ( I used store-bought, premade)
Teaspoon of cornstarch
½ cup chicken broth
1 bag coleslaw mix
How to make Pork Chow Mein
Cook noodles per package instructions, drain, set aside
In a large skillet heat sesame oil over medium heat and cook garlic and ginger for about 1 minute
Stir in oyster sauce, soy sauce, and coriander
Add in shredded pork and cook 2-3 minutes until heated through
Whisk together cornstarch and chicken broth then add to skillet
Toss in coleslaw mix and cooked noodles
Garnish with chives, sesame seeds, and lime wedges
Serve and enjoy!
Tips Tricks and FAQs
● Want to spice it up a bit? Add a teaspoon of Sriracha!
● You can add mushrooms and bean sprouts if you choose for even more flavor.
● You can easily adapt this recipe to a Vegetarian Chow Mein by omitting the pork and using vegetable broth or a chicken Chow Mein by using chicken instead of pork. The choice is yours!
This is one of those dishes that is best to enjoy right away! You can store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days, but it tends to dry out and lose its flavor a bit over time.
Do I Have to Use Oyster Sauce when Making Chow Mein?
I promise that almost every single Chinese restaurant uses Oyster Sauce and you never knew it!
Yes! You do need to use it. It adds depth and flavor that you love. Without it, your Chow Mein will have a very different flavor than you are used to.
- 1 lb chow mein or lo mein noodles
- ¼ cup oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 lb bbq pork, cooked & shredded ( I used store bought, premade)
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 bag coleslaw mix
- Lime wedges
- Cook noodles per package instructions, drain, set aside
- In a large skillet heat sesame oil over medium heat and cook garlic and ginger for about 1 minute
- Stir in oyster sauce, soy sauce, and coriander
- Add in shredded pork and cook 2-3 minutes until heated through
- Whisk together cornstarch and chicken broth then add to skillet
- Toss in coleslaw mix and cooked noodles
- Garnish with chives, sesame seeds, and lime wedges
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 1575mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 20g