This delicious quick roast pork chow mein is an easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love. Ready in just 30 minutes with only a few pantry staple ingredients, this dish will be your new go to recipe.
This quick roast pork chow mein is the perfect option for a quick and easy dinner! A classic Asian dish, this recipe is not only full of delicious flavors but also easy enough for even the most novice cooks to make. The best part about this recipe is that it requires minimal ingredients, so you can have a hearty, homemade meal on the table in no time with no wok needed.
Why We Love for Easy Recipe for Roast Pork Chow Mein Stir Fry
There are so many reasons why you’ll love this chow mein, such as it’s a quick and straightforward meal. It’s a family-favorite recipe, and it’s a satisfying dish that you can switch up to suit different tastes.
- 30-Minute Meal: With just a few simple steps, this chow mein can be ready on your table in under 30 minutes as it cooks at a nice high heat. It is the perfect weeknight dinner.
- Easy Ingredients: All you need to make this recipe is premade pork, noodles, and a few pantry staples such as soy sauce and garlic to make this easy recipe.
- Family Friendly: Kids will love the crispy and crunchy noodles and sweet BBQ pork.
- Adaptable: You can easily add some of your favorite veggies to this stir fry. You can also omit the pork and go for a meat-free option.
Ingredient Notes to Make Pork Chow Mein
- Shred BBQ pork: For the easiest prep, get premade BBQ pork or you could use leftover BBQ pork from a previous meal.
- Chow mein noodles: You can find these noodles in the international aisle in your grocery store. You could also substitute for ramen or udon.
- Soy sauce: You can use low-sodium soy sauce to control the saltiness of the meal.
See my recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.
Variations and Substitutions for Pork and Egg Noodle Recipe
This versatile dish is easy to customize with your favorite veggies and protein. Whether you’re in the mood for something spicy or want to add some extra crunch, there’s a variation for everyone.
- Veggies: Feel free to add your favorite vegetables to this Cantonese-style chow mein. Some great veggie options would be peas, spinach, celery, mushrooms, water chestnuts, or bean sprouts. It is easy to switch up the meat and vegetables in this dish.
- Low-carb: Easily swap out the chow mein noodles for zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash for a low-carb alternative.
How to Make Cantonese Chow Mein
What sets our chow mein recipe apart from the rest is the succulent BBQ pork and the crispy chow mein noodles that come together in a symphony of flavors and textures.
These are the basic steps for making Cantonese chow mein. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions and nutrition facts.
Step 1: Prepare Noodles
Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and rinse the noodles in a colander and set aside for now.
Step 2: Heat Skillet and Cook Garlic and Ginger
Using a large skillet or hot wok, heat oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and add the ginger and cook for about 3 minutes, or until fragrant.
Step 3: Add Sauces and Pork
Add the oyster and soy sauce to the skillet to make chow mein sauce. Cook and stir well making sure all ingredients are combined. Add in the shredded pork or pork slices(thin slices) and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Step 4: Whisk Cornstarch and Broth
In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and chicken broth and then pour it into the skillet to thicken for about 2 minutes.
Step 5: Add Noodles and Coleslaw
Add the noodles and coleslaw to the skillet. Stir all ingredients together until everything has a good coating of sauce. Cook for another minute in the skillet over medium heat. Serve immediately.
Recipe FAQs about this Cantonese Noodle Stir-Fry
Expert Tips for Making This Easy Pork Chow Mein Recipe
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy dinner to make, pork chow mein is the perfect dish. With just a few tips, you can make this flavorful classic in no time. Whether you have a lot of experience or just beginning in the kitchen, these tips will help you make the best pork recipe.
- Low sodium: This dish contains a lot of sodium but you can easily decrease the amount of sodium in the recipe. To do this, use low-sodium soy sauce and low-sodium oyster sauce.
- Stir-frying tip: When stir-frying, the cooking happens quickly so you want to make sure you have all ingredients prepped and measured out so you can just throw it in when needed.
- Adjust flavors: You can easily adjust the flavors of this dish by adding more of whichever flavor you prefer. You can make a more garlicky chow mein by adding extra minced garlic and garlic powder. Top with chopped green onions or fresh chives.
What to Serve with Pork Chow Mein Recipe
Quick Roast Pork Chow Mein
- 1 pound 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 pound BBQ pork, cooked & shredded (I used store bought, premade)
- 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
- ½ cup Chicken broth
- 1 Coleslaw mix, bag
- Lime wedges
- Follow the package instructions to cook the noodles, drain, and set aside.
- Place a large skillet over medium-high and heat the sesame oil. Add garlic and ginger and heat them for one minute.
- Add in oyster sauce, soy sauce, and coriander. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
- Add the shredded pork to the skillet and cook 2-3 minutes or until heated all the way through.
- In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and chicken broth and then pour mixture into the skillet.
- Add the coleslaw mix and cooked noodles into the skillet and toss until combined.
- If desired, garnish with chives, sesame seeds, and lime wedges
- Low sodium: This dish contains a lot of sodium but you can easily decrease the amount of sodium in the recipe. To do this, use low sodium soy sauce and low sodium oyster sauce.
- Stir frying tip: When stir frying, the cooking happens quick so you want to make sure you have all ingredients prepped and measured out so you can just throw it in when needed.
- Adjust flavors: You can easily adjust the flavors of this dish by adding more of whichever flavor you prefer. You can make a more garlicky chow mein by adding in extra minced garlic and garlic powder.
Estimated Nutritional Information
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This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic-inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe. I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients, and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible to the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.