Panda Express: Chow Mein - Todd Wilbur

Restaurant: Panda Express
Chef: Todd Wilbur
Meats: none
Produce: bean sprout, celery, Napa cabbage, scallion
Dairy: none
Spices: red pepper flakes, sugar
Sauces & broths: sesame oil, soy sauce, chicken broth
Other: cornstarch, vermicelli noodles
Cooking Method: Stove top

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1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 scallions, trimmed, and cut crosswise into ½ inch thick pieces
1½ cups sliced Napa cabbage
1/4 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup bean sprouts
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon cold water
red pepper flakes, to taste
1/4 pound cooked vermicelli noodles

In a large heavy skillet heat the vegetable oil until it is hot but not smoking and in it stir-fry the scallions, cabbage, celery and bean sprouts for 3 minutes, or until the cabbage is wilted. Add the sugar, broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil and simmer the mixture, covered, for 3 minutes. Stir the cornstarch mixture, stir it into the vegetable mixture, and bring the liquid to a boil. Season to taste with red pepper flakes. Simmer until heated through and serve over noodles.

Restaurant: Panda Express
Recipe Type: Copycat
Copycat Recipe Author: Todd Wilbur
Photograph By: Panda Express
Photograph Retouched By: Recipe Spy