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Shrimp Chow Mein

Super tasty Shrimp Chow Mein is easy to make! This recipe uses yakisoba noodles, shrimp, cabbage, onion, and celery with a flavorful sauce.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons stir fry oil or other oil that can handle high heat like avocado oil, divided
  • 1 pound raw shrimp peeled, deveined, shell/tail removed, and patted dry with paper towels
  • 1/2 yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces green cabbage thinly sliced, roughly 6 cups (I used a pre-packaged bag that also contained a bit of purple cabbage and carrots)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery sliced thin on a diagonal (4 medium sized stalks)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 21 ounces refrigerated yakisoba noodles I used 3 (7 ounces packages, omit the flavor packet)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce


  • Add 1 T of the stir fry oil to the wok (recommended) or sauté pan, set to high heat. When the oil is hot, add the shrimp. Toss to coat in the oil and then turn shrimp after a few minutes once they start to get crispy on the bottom. Once opaque in color and fully cooked, toss once more to ensure even doneness and then transfer to a plate, leaving any remaining oil in the pan.
    cooking shrimp in wok with wooden spoons
  • Add remaining stir fry oil to the hot wok. Add sliced onion, toss to coat in oil, then toss only to prevent browning. Once onion begins to sear, add the cabbage and celery. Toss to coat in oil once again, then allow to cook for a couple of minutes to brown. Toss to prevent burning.
    cabbage, onions, in celery stir fry in wok
  • While the veggies are cooking, run the noodles under hot water for a minute or two so that they separate. Alternatively, you can place them in a bowl of warm water.
    rinsing yakisoba noodles under running water
  • Just before veggies are done, add garlic and ginger, toss, and allow to cook for about a minute. Transfer to a separate plate.
  • Add the sesame oil to the hot pan and add rinsed noodles. Be sure to shake off as much excess water as possible. Be extra careful - any water that hits the hot oil will pop. Allow to cook for a minute or so, undisturbed, so that the noodles on the bottom crisp up a bit.
    yakisoba noodles in wok
  • Add the cooked shrimp and veggies back in witht he noodles and toss to combine.
    homemade shrimp chow mein in wok pan
  • Add the soy sauce and oyster sauce, toss to combine, and allow to cook just until heated through.


Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 1902mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 5mg