Chow fun

Chow fun is a dish that originates from Guangzhou province in southern China. It is made with rice noodles, vegetables, and meat, and is often served with a soy sauce-based gravy. The dish is believed to have originated during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), when it was known as "chao fen" or "stir-fried rice noodles."

The dish gained popularity in the United States in the 1970s, when Chinese immigrants began opening restaurants in major cities. The dish is now a staple of Chinese-American cuisine, and can be found in Chinese restaurants across the country.

There are many different recipes for chow fun, but the basic ingredients remain the same. The noodles are first stir-fried with meat and vegetables, before being added to a gravy made with soy sauce, broth, and sometimes oyster sauce. The dish is often served with steamed broccoli or other vegetables on the side.


Making chow fun can be achieved by using different ingredients or adding spices of your choice for extra flavor. Try to make it a game or a competition with friends and family and make it a challenge to create the most flavorful dish. Have everyone bring different ingredients to the table and then let everyone get creative with their own plate. Use colorful ingredients to make it visually appealing and you can even try to make it a meal that everyone can enjoy. Also, don't be afraid to experiment with different flavor combinations to make it unique and special.

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Chinese Beef Chow Fun

  • beef flank steak
  • black bean sauce
  • chinese rice wine
  • oyster sauce
  • cornstarch
  • dark soy sauce
  • hor fun
  • sesame oil
  • sugar
  • garlic
  • oil
  • corn
  • light soy sauce

Beef Chow Fun (干炒牛河)

  • vermicelli noodle
  • flank steak
  • cornstarch
  • sesame oil
  • onion
  • oil
  • oyster sauce sauce
  • shaoxing wine
  • soy sauce
  • dark soy sauce
  • green onion

Beef Chow Fun (Beef & Noodle Stir Fry)

  • rice vinegar
  • cornstarch
  • sesame oil
  • sriracha
  • onion
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • dark soy sauce
  • soy sauce
  • vegetable oil
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • mung bean sprout
  • green onion
  • rice noodle
  • flank steak
  • white pepper

Ingredient Breakdown

dark soy sauce
sesame oil
oyster sauce
flank steak
soy sauce
green onion
beef flank steak
black bean sauce
chinese rice wine
hor fun
light soy sauce
vermicelli noodle
oyster sauce sauce
shaoxing wine
rice vinegar
baking soda
vegetable oil
mung bean sprout
rice noodle
white pepper
scallion greens segment
chow fun noodle
fermented black bean
chinese broccoli
peanut oil