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Chow Mein Copycat Panda Express


I thought this Chow Mein tasted almost identical to Panda's, which means it is delicious! Panda's doesn't have a ton of flavor, but part of what makes it so good is the combination of all the different textures from the slight crunch of the celery and cabbage to the soft noodles.

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  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 15 ounces Yakisoba noodles (found in the refrigerated part of the produce section of the grocery store)
  • 2/3 cup celery, chopped diagonally
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cup (heaping) cabbage, chopped


Servings 4
Adapted from


Step 1

In a small bowl combine soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and black pepper; set aside.

Remove noodles from packages and discard the 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 several minutes until onions become soft and transparent. Add cabbage and saute another few minutes until soft. Add noodles and soy sauce mixture and heat for an additional 2-3 minutes or until noodles are heated through.

Note: It might seem like a lot of cabbage when you add it to the pan, but it cooks down a ton and ends up being perfect. I used Lite Soy Sauce, which has 50% less sodium than regular. Easy and delicious.

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