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I made this the other night. I didnt use this recipe, but it is exactly the same as mine, except I add 3 tablespoons of long grain rice, which I sprinkle over the cabbage. Thing is, I didnt have rice, so I used orzo, I didnt have chicken noodle soup, so I used stock powder. it was awfull!! make this recipe, its perfevt!

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mummamills February 18, 2009

Blast from the past! This is exactly how I remember my grandmother making it, however with so many hungry mouths I believe she used pork mince as it was cheaper. I used turkey mince and it was the same as I remembered. Great for a change, not really Asian as by today's standards, but still tasty and my husband enjoyed this very much.

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Chickee February 16, 2009

Well this may seem like an old fashioned recipe to you Jan, but we have never had anything like it. As it was cooking, I had planned on feeding my 8 year old some meatballs as I never imagined she would eat anything like this. She came running into the kitchen to ask what the delicious smell was! We all really, really enjoyed this and I will make it again. I had none left to try for the next day. Thanks for a new family favourite, easy and delicious :)

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~Leslie~ September 30, 2008

We had plenty of cabbages from the garden, and a freezer full of mince - what better way to use them up than in this delicious and hearty chow mein - you're right - just like mum used to make - yum!!

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Jacqui from Oz November 04, 2007

I've always turned my nose up when people have described Aussie chow mein to me. But I had mince and cabbage to use and thought DH would enjoy this. Well, we both did, I loved it! I used half a packet of two mintue noodles, with some low salt beef stock powder instead of the evil flavour packet. This was perfect, just as written. Thanks, Jan.

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Gingernut August 24, 2007

Yum Jan, this is excellent, really, really tasty. I didn't even get to cook rice for this, Dave decided he wanted it on toast! I did end up adding an extra 1/2 cup water but that was because I cooked it for slightly longer, wanting the cabbage to cook right down. I used a hot malay curry powder that I always have in the pantry and fresh green beans from my garden. Definite family favourite here.

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Jewelies September 25, 2006

We had this for dinner tonight and both DH and I found it delicious and full of flavour. I also added two tablespoons of uncooked rice to the mixture but apart from that didn't change a thing, just served it over steamed rice. DH even asked if he take the leftovers to work the next day for lunch.

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Terese September 21, 2006

Jan thanks, this recipe took me back a few years!! So easy to make and the kids loved it and yes it does taste better the next day.

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Tisme February 05, 2006

Jan - this was wonderful. Full of flavour yet easy to put together. I made this while the kids and I were on holiday and we all enjoyed it so much - we had the left-overs the next day in toasted sandwiches - totally yummy. I made the recipe exactly as written and will certainly be making it again.

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Fairy Nuff January 26, 2005
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