Chow mein noodles in garlic soy sauce

Chow mein noodles in garlic soy sauce

Ingredients: (for 4 persons)

  • 250 g noodles
  • 200 g firm tofu (diced) – If you like tofu with more crisp cover it with 2 tbsp spelt flour before frying
  • 3-4 tbsp sesame oil for frying (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 large leek
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 zuchinni
  • 1 green pepper (you can use any color, I prefer the green one)
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • chilli flakes
  • turmeric
There is a carrot missing in the picture 🙂


  1. Dice tofu and cut all the vegetables.
  2. Put tofu squares in a bowl and cover it with 1-2 tbsp light soy sauce. Mix well and add some flour if you want your tofu crispy.
  3. Fry tofu in a pan with some oil (I used sunflower and sesame oil) untill it gets just a little crispy.
  4. Put the noodles in hot water (prepare as said on the package, but usually it takes only 3 minutes to soften).
  5. Take out the tofu and put it aside so you can sautee the vegetables.
  6. When vegetables soften, add minced garlic cloves and soy sauce.
  7. Add noodles, turmeric and some chilli flakes (optional) and stirr. Add some water if the sauce is too strong and if you like softer noodles.
  8. Add the tofu, stirr again and serve.

You can always add some soy sauce if you like more salt and this recipe is a bit spicy so if you like it milder just use less chilli.

Diced tofu covered with light soy sauce and flour
Frying tofu in sesame oil and sunflower oil mix
Crispy fried tofu
Cooked noodles
Add carrots to sauteed leek, pepper and zuchinni
Add garlic to sauteed vegetables
Add soy sauce, noodles and turmeric (also chilli flakes if you like it spicy)
Add tofu at the end and mix once more. Serve and enjoy.