Vegan Chow Mein Recipe: A Twist on a Classic Dish

A bowl of freshly made vegan chow mein

Indulge your taste buds with a delectable vegan twist on a beloved Chinese favourite – with our vegan chow mein recipe!

Bursting with vibrant colours, rich flavours, and wholesome ingredients, this plant-based rendition offers a nourishing and cruelty-free alternative to the traditional recipe.

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or simply looking to explore the world of plant-based cuisine, this sensational dish promises to tantalize your senses and satisfy your cravings.

We’ll guide you through this exceptional vegan chow mein recipe that not only delivers on taste but also aligns with your ethical and sustainable lifestyle choices.

Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure as we combine the authentic flavours of stir-fried  bean sprouts, crisp vegetables, and savoury seasonings in perfect harmony.

With our easy-to-follow instructions and accessible ingredients, you’ll have a tantalizing Vegan Chow Mein ready to grace your dinner table in no time.

So, roll up your sleeves, grab your wok, and let’s dive into the world of vegan gastronomy as we whip up a batch of irresistibly savoury Chinese Vegan Chow Mein.

Is Vegan Chow Mein Healthy?

Most people would consider regular chow mein unhealthy, however this vegan chow mein recipe is packed full of vegetables & root vegetables, like ginger, shallots & garlic & if you use a light oil then it’s low in calories and high in nutrients.

So yes we think this vegan chow mein recipes is much healthy than normal chow mein. 

quick and easy bowl of homemade chow mein for vegans

Vegan Chow Mein

You can not beat a freshly made bowl of chow mein, even better this recipe is suitable for vegans.
Easy to prepare and quick to cook, you could be sitting down and having a bowl of vegan chow mein in just 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 2
Calories 255 kcal


  • Wok or large frying pan
  • Medium bowl
  • Tongs or spatula to stir


  • 2-4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small aubergine chopped
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch ginger root peeled, minced
  • 1 red hot chilli pepper seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 red pepper seeds removed, chopped
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 6 oz cooked chow mein noodles
  • 4 stalks green onion chopped

For the sauce:

  • ¼ cup tamari soy sauce
  • ¼ cup carrot juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest of ½ lime
  • Black sesame seeds


  • Add aubergine pieces into a bowl and sprinkle with a generous amount of salt. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes. This will draw out the moisture. Rinse the salt and aubergine liquid off, and pat the pieces dry with a paper towel.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok or a large frying pan. Add aubergine pieces and cook on high heat for 7-10 minutes until browned.
  • Add shallots, garlic, ginger, and chilli. Saute everything together for about 5 minutes.
  • Finally, add red pepper, beansprouts and noodles. Mix them with the rest of the ingredients. Then, add soy sauce, carrot juice, lime juice, and lime zest. Keep cooking for another 5 minutes or so.
  • Finally, stir in the green onions. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds and enjoy.


If you’re allergic to sesame, use a different cooking oil and omit sesame seeds from this recipe.
For a gluten-free version of this recipe, make sure to use tamari sauce as it does not contain gluten. For the noodles, use rice or pea noodles.


Calories: 255kcalProtein: 22gFat: 38g
Keyword Chinese, Chow Mein, Vegan
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