Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat
Tastes just like Panda Express except it takes just minutes to whip up and tastes a million times better!
I love recreating take-out recipes at home. You know exactly what’s going into your dish, and the homemade version is ALWAYS better without a doubt. And this Panda Express copycat is no exception. Best of all, you can make this in less than 20 minutes! How easy is that?
I kid you not. This is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. It requires such few ingredients and this recipe is practically foolproof. And there really is no comparison to Panda Express because it’s just that much better. We didn’t even have a main dish to pair this with but we still devoured this on its own like there was no tomorrow!
Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Tastes just like Panda Express except it takes just minutes to whip up and tastes a million times better!
- 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 (5.6-ounce) packages refrigerated Yaki-Soba, seasoning sauce packets discarded*
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, ginger and white pepper; set aside.
- In a large pot of boiling water, add Yaki-Soba until loosened, about 1-2 minutes; drain well.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cabbage until heated through, about 1 minute.
- Stir in Yaki-Soba and soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
*Yaki-Soba is ramen-style noodles and can be found in the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery store.
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Thanks for the recipe! When do you add the celery? I assume with the onions but the recipe doesn’t say.
Mikey, yes, you would add it with the onion. Thanks for letting me know!
It does say to add it with the onions!
Yes – now! The original comment was 6 months ago.
Thats bcos u saw the post in 2015 whereas that question was posted in 2014, probably when it was first out. Lol. And has been corrected.
I don’t even really like chow mein that much, I know, I know. But seriously, you made me want to eat a huge pile of it! GORGEOUS shots! The steamy hero shot, mmm, glorious. Love it! 🙂
This looks amazing Chung-Ah! Way better than any takeaway 🙂
Where are the bean sprouts?
I did not add them in this recipe but feel free to add them in to taste!
If I’m using a 16oz package of noodles how much more should I add to the other ingredients?
Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.
Mathematics says 30% (1/3) more of everything. It’s cooking and therefore forgiving.
I’ve only eaten at Panda Express once (in Mexico City of all places!) but I’m pretty excited about being able to recreate it at home!
I was just recently introduced to Panda Express when I moved from Canada to the States, and now I want it all the time.
However, I can totally pass on the fried rice and I always go straight for the chow mein. So, obvi I want this forever. The end.
Could I use dried spaghetti noodle instead and still get same results?
Kathy, it is best to use Yaki-Soba to obtain the best results possible.
yakisoba noodles r expensive. almost three bucks a pack. if i went to asian store, what would i buy that is comporable? they have so many noodles…? thx in advance.
You can really use any type of noodles to fit your budget.
Ramen noodles work in a pinch. Just pour boiling water over them first to soften.
Please, please, don’t use Ramen “noodles”, as they are not real noodles, just a bunch of hard to digest chemicals! You could use thin soup noodles, and it would be delicious!
I just made it with left over spaghetti pasta and it was great. I didn’t have enough pasta and should have cut the soy sauce mixture a little. Also, the next time I make it, I will use low salt soy sauce. All and all, I loved it and am glad I finally found this recipe.
I used just plain old spaghetti noodles taste just as close and less expensive.
I’ve never seen refrigerated yaki soba. Can you suggest a brand to search for?
Yaki-Soba is ramen-style noodles and can be found in the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery store. Feel free to use your preferred brand. I personally love Maruchan Yakisoba.
is this the same as the ones in the soup isle? I’ve never seen them in the refrigerated section.
You may be referring to the dried noodles.
Ok this may be a stupid question but what the heck are Yaki-Soba and where would I find them?
Yaki-Soba is ramen-style noodles and can be found in the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery store.
Would it work with regular ramen noodles..
I haven’t tried it myself but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Although you may have to adjust cooking time as needed.
Check near the premade salads and such in the produce area. I find that the ramen will clump together really easily compared to the yaki-soba.
Love this recipe. Thank you.
This looks amazing, and I love making copy cat recipes that are way healthier and tastier! Thanks for sharing!
The amount of Panda Express noodles that I consumed as a teenager is embarrassing. I would order the orange chicken with a DOUBLE order of these noodles. Ridiculous. And man, do I miss my teenage metabolism…
Wow,I’m 14 and do the exact thing you do.(double order chow mein and all) xD
I don’t love Panda Express, but I do love their chow mein! I always steal my husband’s whenever he gets it. Love that I can now make it at home!
OMG, I love you for making this homemade version as it is one of my favorite mall foods, ever. My waistline is already panicking. 😉
Hi, Where do you buy these noodles in Bay area? Which stores have these? Thanks
Grocery stores such a Safeway or Ranch99 should carry them. Although I recommend calling ahead to make sure it’s in stock.
I get them at my local Winco store too.
I also find them at Winco!
I tried looking for them at winco in the refrigerator section and nothing I ended up getting the dry noodles instead
They are at the Winco store and are located in the smaller section of refrigerated produce like where mushrooms and herbs are. They have these noodles there as well as other fresh Asian products.
I find them at my local Lucky’s and Safeway in Santa Clara. If I keep asking nicely I hope Target starts carrying them as well.
Hey, I live in East San Jose and there is a huge asian population! You can go to Any asian Story and it’s guarantee you will find them! There located in the been sprout, bamboo shoot refrigerated section. Can’t miss it! or if you go to Japantown in downtown San Jose. Hope I reached out on time. I get mine at Marina Foods!
This looks 1000x better than take out!
When I was a poor college student spending my summers working in Cali I went to Panda express everyday for lunch and ordered a plate of white rice and then loaded it with plum sauce because it was practically a free lunch. Now living on the east coast I haven’t been to Panda express in a long time…this recipe will bring me right back.
Panda express/ takeout is expensive. An actual poor college experience is cooking all your own food cause you can’t go out ha. Just saying. This recipe rocks though.
SMH..Did you actually read what they said. … they would eat WHITE RICE and PLUM SAUCE!! lol sounds like a broke college kid to me!
I love Panda Express Chow Main Noodles! These look amazing!
I’ve never had Panda Express but will make sure to try this out!
I’ve never eaten at Panda Express… now I don’t have to (LOL)! This looks absolutely amazing. I always love your recipes and photographs and visit your blog almost daily for inspiration!
Bookmarking it as this is my fav at Panda express!! Thanks for sharing!!
I live in Ireland so dont know where to get the noodles – would it be ok to use a packet of dried noodles or would a packet of fresh noodles do? Are they just plain noodles – needless to mention i have never eaten in Panda Express!
Yes, you can certainly use dried noodles or fresh – it just won’t be a Panda Express copycat recipe!
I Was wondering… Can I use the dry Maruchan Yakisoba noodles? I’ve called all my local grocers (Kroger’s, Publix, Ingles, Fresh Market) and no one has refrigerated versions
Yes, that should be fine. But be sure to loosen the Yaki-Soba prior to using.
Sounds amazing, even though I’ve never seen refrigerated Yaki-Soba noodles in any of my local grocery stores. I would imagine that any local Asian market would carry them, right? This could be dangerous…making chow mein whenever I want, instead of dragging myself to Panda Express. 🙂
Yes, most Asian markets should certainly have these in the refrigerated aisle.
Look for refrigerated Yaki-Soba noodles in the produce departments. Safeway, Nob Hill, all the local grocery stores around where I live carry the chilled noodles.
thank you, thank you, thank, you. I have looked all over for these noodles and I didn’t look in the produce isle. I have bought noodles from the produce isle before, I hope that is what I am looking for. Going back tomorrow to find them. I want to make this recipe so badly.
Fantastic! Chopped the celery up a little more for my picky eaters and it was a big hit! Thank you!
Made these last night and they were SO delish. No worries to the people that can’t find the refrigerated noodles because I couldn’t either. I used 2 packs of the Yakisoba dried noodles and they turned out awesome. Paired the noodles with some pork wontons and dinner was incredible. Thanks!
You are my new best friend. I have been craving chow mein on and off and mostly on for the past 6 months. The other day I made an emergency stop at a Chinese restaurant just to order that for dinner. Of course there was plenty leftover for dinner that night and lunch the next day. Now I can make it at home. This looks like the real meal deal.
Oh my gosh. I need to make this pronto. I love chow mien so much. To have it at home?? Dangerous! Pinned!
Absolutely wonderful! I know I will be making this often. None of the recipes I have tried before had the satisfying flavor of this one. I also love that I can add stuff like sliced almonds or bean sprouts or whatever. Thank you so much for sharing.
IM GOING TO TRY THIS, I LOVE THE NOODLES THAT I GET @ CHINA KING. WE DONT HAVE A PANDA EXPRESS HERE; BUT THE INGREDIENTS LOKS SIMILAR TO WHAT THEY USE HERE. MY QUESTION IS ON THE CABBAGE; DID U USE A GREEN HEAD OF CABBAGE (LONGER TO COOK) OR NAPPA CABBAGE(COOKS QUICKER) AND USED IN MOST ORIENTAL DISHES
I used a green head of cabbage, but feel free to use either. You may have to adjust cooking time if you use napa.
This looks soo good! Definitely pinning and making soon.
Just to add my two cents about where to find the noodles – I live in Calgary, AB (Canada) and get my noodles at Safeway in the produce section by the Asian produce – bok choy, bean sprouts, etc. Hope that helps someone. =)
This is damn delicious! I used dark sesame oil instead of olive oil. It adds much more flavor. I added bok choy as well. I really like how you can use different vegetables in this recipe. Just use what you have on hand or what you prefer or can find. There were no refrigerated noodles in any market here, I use the dry noodles. The brand I use is Excellent Flour Stick Pancit Canton. They are very similar to dry chow mein noodles, made of flour and coconut oil. Boil them for one or two minutes.
I made this the other week, and it was an absolute treat! I only got around to posting it up on my blog today, and I of course linked to your page as well 🙂
Thank you so much for a delicious recipe! I have already made it twice! x
Hi, i dont have any yaki soba and i really want to make this for dinner. do you think spaghetti will work? or should i just put this on hold?
This dish is best when yaki soba noodles are used.
I wouldn’t use spaghetti noodles, but I personally bought uncooked chow mein noodles found in the Asian section at my grocery store since they didn’t have Yaki Soba.
Just wondering do you use fresh ginger or the dried spice ginger?
Oops if I would have read more carefully I would have seen the answer. Sorry!
I just made this tonight and it was wonderful! It’s absolutely similar to the Panda Express version which is great because I don’t like the chow mein everywhere I go. My local grocery store did not have Yaki Soba and I was a little worried that my replacement noodle wouldn’t be as good but everything went great! I just got some uncooked egg-white only chow mein and pre-cooked it earlier in the day and just tossed in the noodles after the cabbage and left them on medium heat for a few minutes tossing occasionally until they were heated through.
Are Yaki-Soba noodles similar to Japanese Soba (Buckwheat) Noodles — I have to make things gluten-free.
Not entirely. I worry that using soba noodles will completely alter the taste of this dish.
If your store does not carry the refrigerated noodles, could we use the dry in the Asian section? (where the soy sauce and things are)
Yes, that should be just fine.
This was so yummy I finished it before I even noticed! Thank you for this awesome and FAST recipe!
I used House Foods tofu noodles (from Whole Foods) as a substitute. Excellent and low -carb!
I just finished making this dish for dinner and OH MY GOSH. How am I supposed to share this with my husband when I can’t stop eating ALL of it. ) An excellent recipe that makes me so excited to try others on your blog:) Thank you!!
My husband & I tried these noodles last night. They turned out great! I love being able to make these Asian-inspired recipes at home without having to spend a ton going out to eat.
I couldn’t find any refrigerated yaki-soba noodles in my area, so we did use the dried yaki-soba. It turned out great using th dry.
Thanks for all your great recipes!
In a pinch one day but craving this, I made it using a package of top ramen noodles that I had at home. (minus the seasoning) It was pretty tasty and we all enjoyed it.
So I looked at all my local grocery store and none of them carried the noodles. I called around to my local Asian markets and one store carried them but they were frozen. I made this before and didn’t taste quite right due to the extra water from the noodles that weren’t completely thawed. I am gonna try and make this again and completely thaw the noodles first!
This recipe was OUTSTANDING! I found you last week while looking for dairy free recipes and more healthy foods. My kids and I love Panda Noodles but I hate the greasy heavy feeling they leave. I added some mung bean sprouts to mine and my kids said they are better than the ones at the restaurant. I will be making this meal over and over!
I00% in agreement on your dislike of the amount of oil in fast food Chinese. It’s supposed to make you feel full, despite diminishing portion size.
Very grateful that now I can make my own version, reducing the fat, and increasing the number of vegetables. I might even add leftover chopped chicken.
For those unable to find the noodles in the refrigerated section, try Walmart. I got a 2-pack of yakisoba noodles in the nonrefrigerated Asian foods section. I think the brand was Hokkaido. Very good. They weren’t dried noodles, either.
Have made this recipe a few times now. I love it and so does my family! So easy and delicious. I used Ramen noodles and soaked them in water, instead of using yaki soba noodles because my grocery didn’t have any. And it turned out great!! Thanks for the amazing recipie
so Carley, you didn’t cook the noodles, you just soaked them. I have the yaki soba dry noodles and was going to prepare them minus the seasoning packet as per the package. Do I cook them or not. Thanks for your input, I really want to make these
OMG this is really good. I will be making it again for sure
thanks for sharing it
Re Noodles, Safeway and Fred’s (plus many others) carry them in the cold section in the VEGGIE area by the dressings and packaged salads, not with the dairy/egg area.
I found Yakisoba refrigerated noodles in my supermarket but they were 7.7oz. packages, not 5.6oz. like you have listed in the recipe. I’m just wondering if I got the wrong ones? Mine say teriyaki but I assume that’s just the seasoning packet that comes with it.
Unfortunately without seeing the package, I cannot tell if you purchased the wrong noodles, but I suspect that it can come in different sizes.
These are the ones I bought, and the only ones I could find at any supermarket:
These should work just fine.
I have to eat gluten free…do you think vermicelli noodles would work in this dish? (rice noodle, gluten free)
You can certainly substitute vermicelli noodles but I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish as further recipe testing is needed. Please use your best judgment for this substitution.
Amazon has gluten free ramen noodles!! They are good!
This was great! I wanted it to be our main dish, so I sauteed chicken in a mix of sesame and canola oils before adding in the veggies and made it “chicken chow mein.” Like others, I couldn’t find the refrigerated noodles, so I used dry and just cooked them according to package directions. I added in the cooked noodles after my veggies and before the sauce. My husband says this dish is better than restaurant food. Thanks so much!
we only have yakisoba but it’s not refrigerated. They are next to the top ramen. I will just use the microwaveable one and just boil it?
Is it ok to use vegetable oil?
Yes, vegetable oil should be just fine.
Love your recipes!
Just tried Panda Express for the very first time today in Canada. I’m hooked BUT it’s an hour away.
I know for a fact I will not be able to find the refrigerated noodles in my area so dried it is. Would you recommend cooking them earlier in the day and refrigerating or cooking fresh and adding to the dish hot?
I recommend cooking fresh and adding while it’s still hot.
My hubby said this was good as panda. I thought about adding some water chestnuts for some crunch?
Yes, that sounds great!
i want to 5 stores today looking for yaki-soba I found just soba, and will be using it for dinner tonight but for next time I would like to know if there is a difference??
Soba is a completely different kind of noodle made from buckwheat flour.
Thank you so much! I made this for dinner for my family. It was my first time cooking, so I was nervous about how my family would like it (some are picky). All of my family gave a 5 out of 5!
I used whole wheat spaghetti pasta because I do not have access to Soba and it came out yummy. Thank you.
This dish was absolutely delicious and so easy! Before his second bite, my husband asked if there was enough for leftovers. The only change I made was adding chicken for protein.
I used whole wheat spaghetti noodles and it still came out really good. It does change the overall texture (thicker noodles), but the flavor is all there!
Delicious:) I added chicken to mine. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
Are soba japanese noodles the same as the yaki soba noodles.
No, they are actually not the same. Soba noodles are thin noodles like yaki soba noodles but they are made from buckwheat flour.
I made this last night. My husband enjoyed it but it was really spicy for me and my noodles were much darker than what you have pictured. What did I do wrong?
There’s nothing really spicy in this recipe other than the white pepper, but that’s really mild!
Sometimes the ginger can be “hot” — next time I would try less ginger and see if that makes it less spicy for you! I used refrigerated finely minced ginger (since I didn’t want to mess with grating any) and it was REALLY strong, my 4 year old said it was too spicy, so next time i’m only going to use about 1/3 of what the recipe calls for.
I used Lo Mein Noodles also found in the asian chilled noodle isle. Turned out amazing. I added some fresh green spring onions while sautéing my cabbage for some added color, only because I love vibrant and fresh ingredients and topped it off with some julienne Thai Basil and Cilantro and roasted sliced duck breasts and HOT Sriracha Chili Paste on the side for a full dinner dish! Family loved, loved it!
I was unable to find refrigerated yakisoba noodles, so I used Kame brand Hoikken Stir Fry noodles instead (they’re pre-made, not dried). They’re a bit thicker than yakisoba noodles, but they worked very well. I added some chicken, and it was fabulous. I can’t wait to make this again!
I Actually work at Panda Express and have made the chow mein so many time this recipe is pretty spot on besides the face that all the veggies are cooked together, there’s vinegar in it and the sause is a little different than this one
I made this tonight. The variations I made were I added some vegetables and doubled the sauce. It was good but pretty dry even with the extra sauce. I think the sauce would almost need quadrupled.
I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! But with regards to quadrupling the sauce – that would be a very salty dish!
Hi, I can not wait to try this! I also want to put chicken in this recipe. Do you have an suggestions for this addition? I was just gonna grill chicken breast and slice it on the diagonal?
That sounds like a great idea! You can add it in at the very end of the recipe but please note that it may be best to adjust the other ingredients to compensate for this addition.
What type of onions fo you use?
Mseve, I used white onions but you can really use any onions except for red.
Could you make this the day before and then warm in a crockpot or make it in a crockpot? Would like to take it to a potluck and have no stove there.
Unfortunately I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried keeping this warm in a slow cooker. Please use your best judgment.
Hi, thank you so much for the recipe, my daughter loves panda express chow main, today my daughter and made it by following your steps, we added a little more cabagge and sprouts and it came out delicious, please post more recipes like this, thank you…
I made this dish tonight and absolutely love it. When I did the grocery shopping, I was unable to find the refrigerated Yaki-Soba noodles, like most others. I opted for Udon noodles. While extremely delicious, I think next time I will hit up a local Asian food market to find the Yaki-Soba noodles. The Udon noodles are fatter and a little chewier than I prefer for Chow Mein. Also in the sauce, I added a splash or two of rice wine vinegar; after reading a comment here from a Panda Express employee that mentioned they use vinegar in their sauce.
Thank you for taking the time to create this copy cat recipe! It’s made it super easy and accessible for every night of the week 🙂
Try the Chuka Soba – found in most grocery stores in the Asian section — it worked perfectly. I couldn’t find the refrig’d Yaki Soba at any store.
I actually mentioned to my grocery store that it was something I was looking for, and they have since started carrying it! I plan to make this again this week, and was able to find the refrigerated Yaki-Soba noodles! I was so excited 🙂
Made this for my daughter and she said it really didn’t taste like a knock-off from Panda Express. She said it had too much soy in it and it was “spicy” (I chalk that up to using fresh ginger)….and yes, I followed the recipe exactly. She did, however, say she would eat it again. Chalk that up in the W column! 🙂
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. We have been living without Panda Express for 10 years and while I have tried to recreate the Chow Mein at home, I wan’t successful until I had this recipe. I doubled the recipe for 3 hungry adults and 2 kids and we could have eaten more. Next time, I won’t invite the neighbor. 😉 Keep up the great work!
Can yo tell me thie ingredients ni the Yaki-Soba noodles? I am allergic to dairy, soy and gluten, and If I understand right, aren’t these made from buckwheat, which IS gluten free?
Unfortunately, I do not have the packaging for the Yaki-Soba noodles to list out the ingredients but it seems that these noodles are made from wheat flour. You can read more about it here.
1st time ever making chow mein Husband liked it as did I. We added bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts was really good will make again for sure. Our last few order in from resterants have not been pleasurable so will keep this recipe for sure! 5stars all the way. I also had to use regular chow mein noodles and worked great
I loved the chow mien when i made it. I couldn’t help myself and got another giant plate of chow mien
They also have it at Chinatown in the US, where I have a chance to sample some of the finest foods ever made by Chinese chefs. I must say it looks very yummy until I started eating it, then everything began to feel good/okay. I guess the way that it was prepared has a lot to do the dish’s popularity, because there are several panda express stores near my home and I haven’t been to any one of them. Well, my sisters order a couple fried noodle dishes with sweet pork chops that she shared with me on one occasion and the food tastes very fatty good. Next time, I will have to order one of these chow fried dishes from the store just to feel the taste of the old-fashioned cooking in United States and Canada.
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Easy and awesome. We add sliced baked (marinated in CharSui sauce)turkey breast to the top. This is one of my fiancé’s go-to meals. He’s still finding his way around the kitchen and this recipe is a great for him.
I’m wondering do you have any idea of the calorie count ?
Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, it is best that you use free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.
This dish looks so delicious!
I am wondering about the noodles though. The yaki soba noodles that I get here in the grocery are quite thick and are a white colour.
They are like the udon noodles only with a yaki soba sauce already on them.
The noodles you use seem very thin, like something I would get a the chinese take out at the mall.
Could you recommend another noodle that would be thin like yours?
I really prefer the thin noodles.
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Charlie, you can try ramen noodles if you cannot find yaki soba noodles.
Well–I admit I was skeptical at first, but these were damn delicious! I didn’t even sit down and eat. I just grabbed my chopsticks and started right in. I locked the doors and pulled the blinds so I wouldn’t have to share with lurking neighbors who always seem to appear when I am cooking. They were even better the second night! We happen to have a great Asian market here, and I was wondering if I could use another Asian noodle for this recipe? They have all sorts of fresh noodles–mostly egg though. The yaki soba noodles w/pouch I purchase at the grocer’s are very expensive here ($3.99/bag). I don’t want to change the flavor of the dish–but a comparable noodle would be great. Next time I will double the recipe and share…I promise!
Sorry, I just saw the comment above. The Asian market had large bags of ramen noodles so I will try those. I am assuming no flavor changes. I am trying your honey crisp baked chicken tonight along with easy beef and broccoli for the neighbors.
I wouldn’t want to share either! 🙂
Now I have not tried using different kind of Asian noodles myself but I’m sure something like lo mein noodles would work just fine.
I was wondering if you could substitute the fresh ginger with the powdered ginger in the spice isle? Thanks!
Yes, absolutely. The ratio for dry to fresh spices is typically 1:3. Hope that helps!
I made this last night using ramen noodles. Couldn’t find fresh here in Canada. What a perfect side dish to go with just about anything and so delicious.
can you use oil other than olive? like veg or sesame?
Yes, you can use vegetable oil.
I have been wanting to try this for ages, and finally did tonight!! I have never had Panda Express, but this was so good, I love anything with soy sauce, garlic, and any sort of pasta! I had to buy the dry but they were fabulous too. I didn’t have any cabbage either but I wasn’t waiting any longer to make it, LOL I used lower sodium soy sauce b/c thats what I had, and didn’t have fresh ginger, but like I said it was fabulous and easy!! I can’t wait to have the leftovers tomorrow. Thank you so much! Can’t wait to try some of the other recipes I’ve pinned to my “Damn Delicious” pinterest page. 🙂
I made this and it was amazingly delicious. The only thing I did differently was cut back on the soy sauce and add about a 1/4 cup of Hoisin sauce. This is so good that I have made it several times in the last month. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Just wanted to drop you a quick note and thank you for this absolutely scrumptious recipe.
This is delicious! I added thinly cut chicken after starting the celery and onions, and used up a few mushrooms and sprouts with cabbage. I used coleslaw mix to make easy. I ate it with zucchinni noodles to keep it low carb but I could have eaten it without any noodles at all… maybe just more cabbage. Thanks so much for an easy, better than a restaurant meal:)
It tasted great as leftovers too!
I found your website a little over a year ago. Every recipe I have made has been amazing! This one is by far my family’s favorite. They love how good it tastes and so much less greasy than grabbing Chinese food. This is a go to recipe that never fails in this house! Thank you!
great recipe my wife loved it
I love garlic, but 3 cloves is wayyy too much for this recipe!! We couldn’t even finish eating it. If I make it again, I would add 1 or 2 cloves, and saute it first.
I was so excited when I found this! However, I don’t know what I did wrong making it. It’s was way too salty and spicy I could only ge through two bites! The only thing I did differently as so use powdered ginger and one less clove of garlic. Any idea what happened?!
Megan, did you add the seasoning packets from the Yaki-Soba noodles? There is nothing really spicy here in the ingredient list so I am not entirely sure what could have caused the heat. The recipe also calls for 1/4 cup soy sauce, which isn’t all that much with 2 (5.6-ounce) packages refrigerated Yaki-Soba noodles.
First of all I love your website. I seem to be coming here all the time from Pinterest. I made this dish tonight. Myself and my 3 kids loved it. I added a pound of chopped and sautéed chicken breast, used green onions and Napa cabbage, and made a little extra sauce to cover the extra food. I also added 1/4 cup minced cilantro at the end. It was so delicious. I found the Yaki-soba noodles in Fry’s in the front of the store by the wonton wrappers and tofu. Thank you so much for the recipe and all the other delicious recipes I find here.
Love this recipe! I add chicken to the recipe – Saute 1 lb of ground chicken (salt, pepper, olive oil & towards end add garlic, red pepper flakes, ginger & soy sauce) remove chicken & add back in when you add the noodles. Veggies are interchangeable.Tonight I went with 1 bag of bean sprouts, 2 shredded carrots & 1 bunch f green onions.
I was wondering with that much garlic, will this dish have a over powering taste of garlic…Some times I get sick when to much garlic is used in a recipe…thanks…
Suzie, you can reduce the amount of garlic as needed to suit your preferences.
I made this a while ago , I am a slow cook, but this was easy and alot of fun to make, it tasted awesome too.
Thanks for sharing the recipe, on this awesome blog.
This may sound strange but I add a pinch of cinnamon- I swear I taste cinnamon in Panda Express’s version!
can i add plain noodles or ramen noodles. yaki soba are not available where i live. Pakistan
This is a great recipe! Super cute and made perfect bowls for the 5 of us. I will say, as my husband and son are avid chow mein lovers and constantly get it for lunch.. It did not taste anything like Panda Express. Though it was great, we couldn’t compare the two. So unfortunately it wasn’t able to satisfy their panda needs but they still ate it. So success in my eyes hah
Made this as the recipe said except added chicken. This was super tasty, but for me came out too salty. Guess I will need to track down reduced-sodium soy sauce next time. Otherwise it was awesome!
Wow, what an absolutely delicious recipe! I made this along with your sesame chicken potstickers, and we had a feast! I’m definitely adding this to my culinary repertoire, especially since we have so many leftover to freeze! Thanks so much! I’m a fan of this blog 🙂