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When made right, Chop Suey is a delightfully simple stir-fry of vegetables and a bit of marinated meat alogn with a light sauce that envelopes the bed of noodles or rice below. Get easy recipe for this Chinese-American classic.

Chop Suey

Chop Suey is a quick Chinese-American stir-fry that comes together in about 15 minutes from ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge. My version features flavorful marinated strips of pork, crisp celery and snap peas, sweet onions, carrots and cabbage that are lightly coated in an ultra flavorful sauce that
Course Entree
Cuisine Chinese
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Noodles, Pork, Vegetable
Diet Dairy-Free, Low Sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 764 kcal

Ingredients

for pork

  • 220 grams pork loin (cut into 1/8-inch strips)
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch

for sauce

  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons potato starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • salt (to taste)

for stir-fry

  • 10 grams garlic (~2 medium cloves, minced)
  • 8 grams fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
  • 75 grams celery (~1 rib, sliced at an angle)
  • 75 grams onion (~1/2 small onions, sliced)
  • 75 grams carrot (~ 1/2 carrot, julienned)
  • 140 grams cabbage (~2 leaves, chopped)
  • 75 grams snap peas (10 snap peas, trimmed and sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

for noodles

  • 450 grams fresh chow mein noodles (boiled according to package directions)
  • sesame oil
Metric - US Imperial

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the noodles. If you prefer serving this over rice, you can make rice instead.
  2. To marinate the pork, add the pork, Shaoxing, oyster sauce, and potato starch to a bowl and stir well to combine.
    Marinating the pork with starch is the key to ensureing your Chop Suey is super flavorful.
  3. To prepare the sauce, add the chicken stock, oyster sauce, potato starch, and white pepper to a bowl and stir to combine.
    A simple chicken-stock-based sauce for Chop Suey.
  4. When your vegetables are all chopped and ready, start boiling the noodles and heat a large frying pan or wok over high heat.

  5. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to the pan along with the garlic and ginger, and fry until fragrant (20-30 seconds).
    Start your Chop Suey by sauteeing the garlic and ginger in sesame oil.
  6. Add the the celery, onion and carrots and stir-fry until the onions start to become translucent.
    Add onions, carrots and celery to your Chop Suey.
  7. Make some space in the center of the pan and add the marinated pork. Press the pork out into a flat layer and let it brown a bit before stir-frying.
    Brown the marinated pork for your Chop Suey
  8. When the pork is mostly cooked, add the cabbage and snap peas and stir-fry until the snap-peas are bright green.
    Add the green veggies at the end of your Chop Suey stir-fry.
  9. Drain the noodles when they're cooked and toss with a bit of sesame oil to keep them from sticking together.
  10. Give the sauce a stir and then add it to the pan. Boil the mixture until the sauce thickens. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
    Finish the Chop Suey by adding the sauce and thickening.
  11. Serve the Chop Suey over the noodles with the sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Chop Suey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 764 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 1370mg60%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 121g40%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 4605IU92%
Vitamin C 37.2mg45%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.