This recipe features a delectable twist on ramen, featuring a brothless version that uses Chow Mein Noodles and is loaded with umami-rich flavours. Sautéed snow peas, carrots, red peppers, black beans, and shiitake mushrooms pair perfectly with crispy fried egg, making for an addictively delicious dish that’s sure to become a new favourite.
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
- 1 package (6 oz) fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
- 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and julienned
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1 cup (250 ml) fresh snow peas, julienned
- ½ cup (125 mL) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) gochugaru, divided
- 1 package (400 g) fresh Cantonese Chow Mein Noodles
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) ssamjang
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) concentrated vegetable bouillon
- 4 large eggs
In a large non-stick pan or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shiitake mushrooms, carrot, and bell pepper; saute for 5-6 minutes. Add snow peas and black beans; saute for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with ½ tbsp of gochugaru and toss to coat. Remove from pan and set aside in a large bowl.
Meanwhile, cook fresh Cantonese Chow Mein noodles as per package instructions. Drain and reserve ½ cup of cooking water. Add stained noodles to large bowl with vegetables.
In the same pan or wok, add cooking water, ssamjang, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and vegetable bouillon. Whisk to combine and cook for 1 minute. Pour sauce into bowl with vegetables and noodles. Toss well to combine. Wipe the pan clean
In the same pan or wok, cook eggs for 2 minutes, until over easy.
To serve, divide among 4 bowls and top with fried egg. Sprinkle with remaining gochugaru for garnish.
Fresh Cantonese Chow Mein noodles are readily available in most supermarkets and can be found with refrigerated fresh pasta.
Instant ramen noodles can be substituted for Cantonese Chow Mein noodles.
Ssamjang is a thick, spicy paste often made of fermented soybeans, red chili paste, sesame oil, onion, garlic, green onions, and brown sugar. Substitute ssamjang in this recipe with Gochujang, sriracha, or by mixing 1 tbsp chili garlic paste with 1 tsp sesame oil.
Gochugaru, also known as Korean chili powder, is chili powder or flakes used in Korean cuisine.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 374
- Sugar: 5g
- Sodium: 334mg
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 53g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 13g
- Cholesterol: 186g