This Panda Express Chow Mein recipe is so easy to make and tastes exactly like the Panda Express side dish. Have Panda at home for a fraction of the price!
I was craving Panda Express at the time I created this recipe but didn’t want to go to the restaurant to get it. I was making our Orange Chicken recipe for dinner and I felt like something besides plain, white rice. Usually when I am willing to spend a little extra time on dinner I make our restaurant-style fried rice recipe to go with the main dish (which I also love, it tastes just like the fried rice at Panda Express), but I was in the mood for something I hadn’t tried my hand at before… the Panda Express chow mein. It was perfect. Let me just tell you, since that night we have made this at least a dozen times. Now we switch equally between the fried rice and the chow mein. Since originally posting this recipe, I have taken this dish to several parties and it is always a huge hit. Everyone always comments how it tastes just like Panda’s recipe.
Anyway, you are going to love how cheap and easy this is to make. It makes about 4-5 good-sized servings and actually re-heats well if you happen to have leftovers.
Main Dishes to serve with our Panda Express Chow Mein
Pair this some of our other Asian inspired recipes and you can have a full-on family style Chinese take-out night at home for a fraction of the price of going out.
- Jared’s Gerenal Tso’s Chicken – Jared’s General Tso’s Chicken is incredibly flavorful. It is a delicious, lightly fried, Chinese style chicken that is crispy, sweet, and slightly spicy.
- P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef – You can make this P.F. Changs Mongolian Beef for the ENTIRE family for the same price (or less) as one order of Mongolian Beef from off of the menu!
- Orange Chicken – Make your own orange chicken at home with this delicious and flavorful recipe.
- Crock Pot Cashew Chicken – This Crock Pot Cashew Chicken is better than takeout! Throw it all in the slow cooker and have a delicious, no-fuss dinner.
- Kung Pao Chicken – Mix your favorite veggies with this delicious chicken seasoned to perfection with just the right amount of kick.
Our Version of Panda Express Chow Mein
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp. fresh ginger grated
- ground black pepper to taste
- 2-3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 3 5.6 oz packages refrigerated Yaki Soba noodles (Found in the produce section of the grocery store. Usually the 3 packages are sold together in one 17oz. pack)
- 2/3 c. chopped celery chopped diagonally
- 1 medium-sized onion thinly sliced
- 2 c. chopped cabbage
In a small bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and black pepper. Set aside.
Remove Yaki Soba from packages and discard included flavoring packets. Rinse noodles well, drain, and set aside.
Heat oil in a large wok or skillet.
Add celery and onion and saute for about 1-2 minutes or until onions start to become soft and transparent.
Add cabbage and saute an additional minute or so.
Toss Yaki Soba noodles and soy sauce mixture with the vegetables over medium-high heat for an additional 2-3 minutes or until noodles are heated through.