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Spicy Vegetable Chow Mein

August 13, 2015

Chinese Food in Bim

I rarely have Chinese food and Pizza in Barbados because the local cuisine is so fresh and beautiful.   For Barbadians however it is understandable that world cuisine is a treat.  I am always asked to cook foods that my friends are not used to having.  This chow mein was an easy dish to treat some of my friends to Chinese cuisine, but still maintaining the freshness from local ingredients.  I was sure to use an authentic good quality chow mein and used stock from an earlier recipe.  A stock cube would be a good substitute.

This recipe was adapted from The Caribbean Central & South American Cookbook (Anness Publishing Ltd, 2010).


225g egg noodles, 3 tbsps vegetable oil, 2 garlic cloves (crushed), 1 onion (peeled and chopped), 1 small red pepper (peeled and chopped), 1 small green pepper (peeled and chopped), 115g fine green beans (blanched), 1 tsp five spice powder, 1 crumbled vegetable stock cube, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tbsp soy sauce, salt, 1 scrambled egg.


  1. Cook the noodles in a large pan of salted boiled water until cooked.
  2. Drain the pasta and leave to cool.
  3. Heat the oil in a large wok and fry the vegetables.
  4. Add the spice, stock cube and ground pepper.
  5. When the vegetables are just tender and still crunchy stir in the noodles.
  6. Add the soy sauce and then season to taste.

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