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Beef Chow Fun (Beef & Noodle Stir Fry)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x


Traditional beef chow fun (a beef and noodle stir-fry) is surprisingly quick and easy to make at home, and so flavorful and delicious!



Chow Fun Ingredients

  • 7 ounces uncooked wide rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (or any high heat oil)
  • 8 ounces flank steak, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 white onion, peeled and sliced
  • 4 ounces mung bean sprouts
  • 4 green onions (scallions), sliced into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • salt and white pepper, to taste


  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (regular) soy sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger ( or ½ teaspoon dry ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (or more/less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Transfer to an ice bath and stir until chilled.  Set aside.
  2. Whisk together all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour half the marinade mixture on the beef and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes, or up to 8 hours.  Refrigerate the second half of the marinade as well.
  3. When you’re ready to cook the dish, heat oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. Remove the beef from its marinade with a slotted spoon, and add it to the pan.  Sear until browned, turning once or twice so that all sides cook evenly, about 1-2 minutes.  Transfer the beef to a separate plate with a slotted spoon and set aside.  In the hot pan, add the white onions and stir fry for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry an additional 1 minute.
  4. Add the second half of the marinade, the noodles and the beef to the pan.  Stir fry for 1 minute, tossing occasionally to combine. Add the green onions and sesame oil and stir fry for 1 more minute, tossing occasionally to combine.  Season with additional salt and white pepper (and Sriracha) if needed.
  5. Remove from heat and serve warm.


*If you are gluten-free, be sure to use GF soy sauce.