Chow Fun

Recipe by Charmed
READY IN: 25mins


  • Marinade
  • 1
    tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1
    tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1
    egg white
  • 1
    tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1
    lb flank steak, sliced thin across the grain
  • Sauce Ingredients
  • 1
    tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 14
    teaspoon sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1
    pinch pepper
  • 1
    tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 8
    ounces wide rice noodles or 8 ounces egg noodles (approximately)
  • 7
    tablespoons peanut oil, for frying
  • 2
    cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1
    slice ginger, about the size of a 25 cent piece,julienned
  • 1
    tablespoon fermented black beans (vital for flavor see note. dow see)
  • 1
    tablespoon rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 12
    medium onion, peeled & sliced
  • 12
    green pepper, cored and sliced into strips
  • 1
    cup fresh bean sprouts


  • Slice the meat into thin slices (if you freeze the meat for about 1/2 hour it makes it easier to slice).
  • Mix the 4 marinade ingredients together and stir in the meat.
  • Let marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  • Heat a wok or large frying pan and add 2 Tbs.
  • of peanut oil.
  • Toss the noodles about in the oil until they are very hot and begin to color just a bit on the edges.
  • Remove to a serving platter and set aside.
  • Heat the wok again and add 3 more Tbs.
  • of peanut oil, along with the garlic and ginger.
  • Stir fry for a moment and add the rinsed black beans and the wine (or sherry).
  • Add and stir fry the onion and green pepper, just until very hot.
  • Remove all to the serving platter.
  • Heat the wok a 3rd time and add the remaining peanut oil.
  • When hot, add the meat.
  • Stir fry until it begins to brown, and return the vegetables and noodles to the wok.
  • Toss with the meat and then add the sauce.
  • Toss until just heated throughout.
  • Add the bean sprouts, and toss just a minute or so more, then serve.
  • NOTE: If you can't get the black beans, you can substitute a tablespoon of black bean garlic sauce, which is usually easily found in the Chinese food section of the supermarket.