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Copycat Panda Express™ Chow Mein
Quick, choose one: rice or chow mein? If your answer is undoubtedly “chow mein,” here’s how you can get more of your favorite side dish. A copycat recipe so close to the original, you won’t be able to tell a difference between the two.
The trick here is to use yakisoba noodles. You’ll usually be able to find cooked yakisoba in the refrigerated section (by the vegan foods and produce) or dried yakisoba noodles near the ramen (or in the Asian section) of most grocers. Either works fine. But the real secret is to make sure whichever version you use isn’t overcooked.
In the classic dish, the noodles are cooked until barely tender, then essentially fried with cabbage, celery and a light sesame-soy sauce. Do the same, and you’ll be delighted with the results.
Stay in tonight and make your own take-out. With this easy recipe, you’ll feel like you’re eating out…in the comfort of your own kitchen.