Chow Mein or Stir Fry:

Hi, could you plse tell me what is the difference between a chow mein to a stir fry.? thank you

Chef_porsche9, Mar 11, 11:05 am

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. :-))

Chef_245sam, Mar 11, 11:26 am



It has to be egg noodles.

Chef_hestia, Mar 11, 12:19 pm

Chow Mein is a specific recipe. Stir fry is a generic term for wok cooked meals.

Chef_lythande1, Mar 11, 12:21 pm

Perhaps you could say chow mein is a recipe and stir fry is a method.

Chef_gilligee, Mar 11, 12:23 pm

Thank you all so much for your answers that explain it clearly.

Chef_porsche9, Mar 11, 1:40 pm

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.

Chef_aktow, Mar 15, 4:04 am

Recipe? What recipe? Chow mein is a technique based dish rather than a recipe based dish.

Chef_hestia, Dec 23, 11:02 pm

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