Chow Mein or Stir Fry:

porsche9, Mar 10, 10:05pm
Hi, could you plse tell me what is the difference between a chow mein to a stir fry.? thank you


245sam, Mar 10, 10:26pm
porsche9, a chow mein is a stir-fry that includes noodles, whereas any other stir-fry does not necessarily include noodles e.g. a chop suey does not include noodles, and some of course include rice.

Hope that helps. :-))

hestia, Mar 10, 11:19pm
It has to be egg noodles.

lythande1, Mar 10, 11:21pm
Chow Mein is a specific recipe. Stir fry is a generic term for wok cooked meals.

gilligee, Mar 10, 11:23pm
Perhaps you could say chow mein is a recipe and stir fry is a method.

porsche9, Mar 11, 12:40am
Thank you all so much for your answers that explain it clearly.

aktow, Mar 14, 3:04pm
245sam wrote:
porsche9, a chow mein is a stir-fry that includes noodles, whereas any other stir-fry does not necessarily include noodles e.g. a chop suey does not include noodles, and some of course include rice.



Chow Mein is fried noodles in english. and stir fry is a cooking technique.

hestia, Dec 23, 10:02am
Recipe? What recipe? Chow mein is a technique based dish rather than a recipe based dish.

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