Hawaiian Style - Chow Fun
Chow Fun to me is a comfort food from home. It was a quick dish to make that could feed a family. I remember eating this for dinner or from a Styrofoam cup from a small booth at the swap meet. It’s similar to stir fry except for the noodles. Chow Fun is known for its thick egg noodles. Easy to grab with your chopsticks.
Chow fun is a Chinese dish that was brought over to Hawaii and adopted into a local dish. Of course there some slight changes to it like replacing the beef for spam. It may sound weird to some people, but I do love having spam with my chow fun.
Hawaiian Style-Chow Fun
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1/2 lb ham
- 2 inch ginger
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 1/2 cup snow peas
- 1/2 cup celery
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 3 tbsp shoyu (soy sauce)
- 1 (12oz) package chow fun noodles (egg noodles)
- 2 chopped green onions
- Prep all the vegetables, except the snow peas, by cutting them into thin slices. Peel and mince the ginger.
- Cook the packaged noodles in boiling water until it is al dante. Drain the noodles and set it aside.
- Using a wok or non stick pan, heat some oil over medium heat. Add in the minced ginger and lightly fry it for about a minute to bring out its flavors. Fry the vegetables and meat by order of how long it will take to cook. Celery, carrots, ham, snow peas, and bean sprouts. Fry each vegetable in increments of a minute or two.
- After the vegetables are nicely cooked, set it aside on a separate dish. Then drizzle the wok or pan with oil and start to lightly stir fry the cooked noodles for about a minute or two.
- Add back the fried vegetables and mix it with the noodles. Add in oyster sauce and shoyu and stir fry it until everything is nicely mixed together. Add in more shoyu and oyster sauce to your liking.
- Mix in the green onions and don't cook it for too long. Serve it hot and enjoy!