There are lots of chow mein recipes out there, but this is how I like to make it. It reminds me of fast food chow mein, but it’s not nearly as greasy. I call for chicken here, but use whatever protein you like, or none at all. Chow mein are stir-fried noodles, the name being an English language corruption of the Taishanese chāu-mèing. This lovely dish is popular throughout the Chinese diaspora where it will appear on the menu of Chinese restaurants. It is particularly popular in the United States, India and Britain. The word means fried noodles, chow meaning fried and mein meaning noodles, in Mandarin Chinese. The pronunciation chow mein comes from the Taishan dialect of Chinese, spoken by immigrants from Taishan to America. In Taishanese, it is pronounced chāu-mèing. Anyway, the most important thing about chinese chow mein is that this dish it’s quite simple to make and extremely tasty. Try it with prawns as well!