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    Chow Fun

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    Charmed's Note:

    This is from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Three Ancient Cuisines, and it's absolutely delicious. The recipe calls for beef, but you can easily substitute sliced chicken breast, shrimp, a variety of vegetables, tofu, or even, as a treat, cooked, roast duck (I've had duck chow fun in Chinatown in New York, and it was great). Time is what it takes me approximately including slicing.

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    • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
    • 1 lb flank steak, sliced thin across the grain

    Sauce Ingredients


    1. 1
      Slice the meat into thin slices (if you freeze the meat for about 1/2 hour it makes it easier to slice).
    2. 2
      Mix the 4 marinade ingredients together and stir in the meat.
    3. 3
      Let marinate for 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Mix the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
    5. 5
      Heat a wok or large frying pan and add 2 Tbs.
    6. 6
      of peanut oil.
    7. 7
      Toss the noodles about in the oil until they are very hot and begin to color just a bit on the edges.
    8. 8
      Remove to a serving platter and set aside.
    9. 9
      Heat the wok again and add 3 more Tbs.
    10. 10
      of peanut oil, along with the garlic and ginger.
    11. 11
      Stir fry for a moment and add the rinsed black beans and the wine (or sherry).
    12. 12
      Add and stir fry the onion and green pepper, just until very hot.
    13. 13
      Remove all to the serving platter.
    14. 14
      Heat the wok a 3rd time and add the remaining peanut oil.
    15. 15
      When hot, add the meat.
    16. 16
      Stir fry until it begins to brown, and return the vegetables and noodles to the wok.
    17. 17
      Toss with the meat and then add the sauce.
    18. 18
      Toss until just heated throughout.
    19. 19
      Add the bean sprouts, and toss just a minute or so more, then serve.
    20. 20
      NOTE: If you can't get the black beans, you can substitute a tablespoon of black bean garlic sauce, which is usually easily found in the Chinese food section of the supermarket.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 27, 2004


      My search for a particular MaiFun recipe is almost over with this ChowFun recipe! I used chicken, thin mai fun noodles, decreased the oil considerably (to 1 1/2 tablespoons for the entire recipe, and I boiled the noodles instead of frying them), doubled the amount of fermented black beans, and added 1/4 cup of chicken broth for more moisture in the final dish. This was very, very good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chow Fun

    Serving Size: 1 (285 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 681.4
    Calories from Fat 331
    Total Fat 36.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 46.4 mg
    Sodium 806.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 29.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:


    fermented black beans

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