Beef Stir-Fry Noodles with Vegetables

Beef Chow Mein Stir-Fry

You want to learn how to make a quick and easy beef stir-fry noodle dish? Look no further. Here’s a simple, yet delicious recipe my family has been using for years! You’re essentially just throwing the ingredients together and frying it in a wok.

What is it:

This dish consists of egg noodles that are fried in a wok with beef and various vegetables. It’s a simple dish that originated in China. I like to use pre-made egg noodles and mix them with various meats and vegetables. Aside from using egg noodles, I often add beef, beansprouts, pak choi, garlic and onions to my stir-fry. But this highly depends on the vegetables I have available.

Alternative ingredients:

Because egg noodle stir-fry is a simple and easy dish to make, you can use most vegetables and meat to accompany it, such as:


  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Char siew
  • Beef


  • Pak choi
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Bean sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms

Why I like this beef stir-fry:

Egg noodle stir-fry is one of the simplest, yet tastiest dishes to cook. I prefer making my own egg noodle stir-fry because I can add all the ingredients I like. When I get this dish from a Chinese Takeaway, it always seems westernised and has ingredients in it that I’m not too fond of. 

Coming from a Chinese household, I feel like oyster sauce is definitely a condiment that is under appreciated. It has this really unique taste that can really change your dish. I like adding it to the stir-fry – it gives it a darker colour and makes it taste amazing! 

Hints and Tips:

  • After you cook the egg noodles, you should immediately drain them and cool them with cold water. This stops the residual heat from cooking the noodles further.
  • If you want to stop the eggs noodles from sticking to each other, add a few drops of oil  to the drained noodles. 
  • If you don’t want overcooked beef/meat, cook the sliced meat first and then leave it on a separate plate. Add the beef to the stir-fry once everything else has been cooked and mixed. 

Similar dishes include:

Beef Stir-Fry

Recipe by YvonneCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time




  • 3 egg noodle cakes (around 180g)

  • 1 medium onion

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 200g bean sprouts

  • 1 chicken stock cube

  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 small carrot

  • toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 green vegetable (e.g. bak choi, cabbage etc.)

  • Beef Marinade
  • 200g beef

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 2 tsp sesame oil

  • 2 tsp corn flour

  • 2 tsp rice wine


  • Beef Marinade
  • Cut the beef into thin strips.
  • Prepare the marinade by mixing the light soy sauce, sesame oil, corn flour and rice wine together.
  • Add the beef to the marinade and leave for 30 minutes.
  • Preparation
  • Cut the bak choi into 2cm pieces and julienne the carrot.
  • Slice the brown onion.
  • Crush two cloves of garlic.
  • Cooking
  • Boil water and add egg noodle cakes. Cook for 8 minutes and then drain.
    Tip 1: I like to rinse the cooked noodles under cold water to stop them from cooking in their residual heat
    Tip 2: I also add a couple of drops of oil into the drained noodles to stop them from sticking
  • Heat up two tablespoons of cooking oil in a frying pan/wok.
  • Fry garlic and onion until just browned.
  • Add the beef and stir-fry for two minutes.
  • Add the bean sprouts, bak choi and julienne carrot. Stir-fry for further three minutes.
  • Add the egg noodles and oyster sauce and mix thoroughly for another two minutes.
  • Serve the stir-fry and garnish with sesame seeds. Enjoy 🙂

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