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Chow Mein


3/4 lb beef/steak/chicken
2 c Dried/fresh egg noodles
8 Fresh mushrooms
1/2 lb Bean sprouts
6 Bamboo shoots (can)
3 Green onions (scallions)
1 Egg
1/2 c Beef stock
1 tb Soy sauce
1 tb fish sauce
1 ts Salt
1 tb Sugar
2 tb Cornstarch
1 ts Sesame oil


Slice beef about 1 inch long 1/2 inch wide and as thin as possible. Mix the salt, sugar fish sauce, and soy sauce together and mix well, then add the beef and marinate for at least one hour, longer for more flavor. Wash and slice the mushrooms, including stems. Slice the bamboo into thin strips; slice the scallions into 1 inch pieces; soak, rinse and drain the bean sprouts. In a seperate bowl, mix the cornstarch and beef stock together.

Drain the beef reserving the marinade. Heat the sesame oil and stir fry the beef for 4 to 5 minutes. Ad the cornstarch mixture and remaining marinade, bring to a boil stirring constantly; add the vegetables and simmer for 5 minutes longer. Cook noodles in boiling water for 4 to 5 minutes.

Beat the egg adding 1 tablespoon water and pour onto lightly oiled skillet. Make a small thin omelet and slice into thin strips. Place cooked noodles on hot dish, top with beef mixture and garnish with the strips of omelet.

George Christidis