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King Prawn Chow Mein

Learn how to make Chinese takeaway style king prawn chow mein with this easy fakeaway recipe. It's so simple to make and taste so good.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 3 People
Calories 692 kcal


  • 300 g Egg Noodles
  • 200 g King Prawns
  • 1 Carrot
  • 50 g Beansprouts
  • 50 g Shredded Cabbage
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 4 Spring Onions
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil


  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Salt

Chow Mein Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Chilli Sauce
  • ½ tsp Salt


  • Put the king prawns into a mixing bowl and add the marinade ingredients: garlic paste, ginger paste, black pepper, salt and dark soy sauce into the mixing bowl. Mix until evenly distributed and the prawns are fully coated in the marinade.
  • Set the prawns aside for later use and chop your vegetables (carrot, cabbage, garlic and spring onions) for later use.
  • Make the chow mein sauce by mixing together oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, sesame oil, chilli sauce and salt in a small bowl.
  • Heat the wok or frying pan on a medium to high heat and add oil. When hot, add the garlic and spring onions and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the prawns and stir-fry for 2 minutes before adding the vegetables and stir-frying for a further 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the egg noodles to the wok or frying pan and mix for 1 minute. Add the chow mein sauce and mix until the sauce is evenly distributed.


This recipe makes for 3 smaller plates (3 people) or for 2 big plates ( 2 people).
If you are using dried noodles, cook them according to packet instructions.


Calories: 692kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 31gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 252mgSodium: 2759mgPotassium: 535mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 3642IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 4mg
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