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panda Express Chow mein copycat in a white bowl
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4.06 from 19 votes

Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat

Recreate your favorite Panda Express Chow Mein at home! This copycat recipe is quick and easy to make and tastes just as good, if not better, than the restaurant's. And it's cheaper, too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 404kcal


  • 14 ounces fresh chow mein noodles
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 head cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced thinly on a bias


  • Loosen the yakisoba noodles and remove excess oil by gently rinsing under warm water. Drain well.
  • In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, cooking wine, brown sugar, sesame oil, and pepper. Stir until blended and sugar is dissolved.
  • In wok or wide pan over high heat, heat canola oil.
  • Add onions, cabbage, and celery. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the vegetables begin to caramelize.
  • Add noodles and sauce mixture. Using tongs, gently stir together until combined and evenly coated with sauce.
  •  Continue to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through and sauce is mostly absorbed. Serve hot.


If you can't find fresh chow mein noodles, you can use yakisoba or dry Pancit canton noodles


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 1553mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 45.4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.2mg