How To Make Your Own Chinese ‘Fakeaway’

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Chow Mein

Making Chow Mein at home couldn’t be easier and the best way to cook this classic dish is by using a wok to easily stir fry your vegetables. Simply cook noodles according to instructions and pop in one chicken stock cube and a dash of five spice seasoning.

Fry off half an onion and add beansprouts. Once cooked, add in your noodles along with a little water from the pan to prevent sticking. Drizzle over soy sauce and oyster sauce and you’re good to go!

Egg fried rice

This rice dish is an absolute cuisine staple. Cook 250g rice according to instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside to steam-dry. Heat two tbsp oil in your wok, then fry off one onion for five minutes. Add your rice and stir for three minutes.

Move your rice to the side of the pan and add another tbsp of oil. Beat four eggs and pour the mixture into the pan. Leave to cook for a few minutes, then stir in the rice until everything is covered. Once ready, place your rice into a serving bowl and top with your sliced spring onions. 

Salt and pepper chips

Everyone loves this popular dish, so who wouldn’t want to make it themselves? 

Simply cook oven chips according to instructions. Add sliced peppers and onions to a pan and fry for a few minutes. Add your cooked chips once ready and sprinkle over five spice, salt, pepper and chilli flakes. It’s as easy as that!

Chicken balls

To make your own Chinese chicken balls, mix 125g flour, two tsp baking powder and one tsp salt in a large bowl. Beat two eggs, 160ml milk and one tbsp oil in a separate bowl. 

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix to create a smooth batter. Slice four chicken breasts and add your chicken pieces to the pan, thoroughly coating each one. 

On a high heat, fill your saucepan with a third-full of oil. Carefully place the coated chicken pieces into the oil and fry for around five to six minutes, until golden brown. Drain the chicken on a wire rack and serve. 


There are many sauces available in supermarkets that can compliment your ‘fakeaway’. 

Use soy sauce to complete your Chow Mein dish, sweet and sour sauce to compliment your chicken balls and curry sauce to pour over your salt and pepper chips.

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