BBQ Pork Chow Mein Recipe

I just love BBQ Pork Chow Mein and it definitely is an american favorite at Chinese Restaurants around the nation.

This is a simple dish to prepare and is a great one-dish meal, especially for lunch. This recipe is designed for BBQ pork, so substituting other meats may not work unless you marinade the meat appropriately and cook it well before adding the vegetables. But, if you are looking for an adaptable recipe for uncooked meat, try our Chicken Chow Mein recipe.

Now, onto the show, here’s the recipe. Enjoy!

BBQ Pork Chow Mein

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
By author Dish Ditty


  • 1 packet Thick Chinese Egg Noodles (I used fresh Pancit noodles, not cooked *See note)
  • 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Lo Mein Sauce (or substitute 2 Tbl oyster + 1/2 tsp sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese Shaoxing Wine (or Cream Sherry)
  • 2 cups BBQ Pork (diced)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 3-5 cups Chinese Vegetables (Napa Cabbage, Bean Sprouts, Green Onions, Celery, Bok Choy, etc.)


Step 1
Cut up vegetables
Wash & cut up your vegetables. I chose just bean sprouts and green onions.
Step 2
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lo mein sauce and wine. You can substitute rice wine vinegar if you are alcohol-free.
Step 3
Cook BBQ Pork
In a large wok or pan, heat on high. Add the vegetable oil and the diced BBQ Pork. Cook until pork is hot and starting to get light brown (don't cook so much that it gets completely brown, just a hint).
Step 4
Add the vegetables
Add the vegetables and cook for about 1 minute, mixing well with the pork and stirring constantly. The green onions should start to get soft.
Step 5
Add the sauce
Add the sauce prepared in step 2 above. Cook for another minute.
Step 6
Add noodles
Add the uncooked Pancit noodles. Stir constantly combining the vegetables, sauce and noodles. Cook for about 3-5 minutes on high, continuing to stir constantly, until the noodles have absorbed all the liquid and are starting to get browned.
Step 7
Now, you can choose to brown the noodles completely, but generally I just like them the color you see in this picture. You'll notice a couple noodles are light brown, but they aren't crispy.
Step 8
Pancit Noodle
* Picture of Noodles I used. Note that if you are using a dry noodle, you will want to cook the noodles in hot water, removing them when they are al dente. Be sure to rinse with cold water and completely drain before starting. Otherwise, the liquid may make the noodles mushy.

And yes, I know these technically are Filipino noodles, but they are the only good fresh, thick noodles I can find at the Chinese market near me. And they make a delicious chow mein.

BBQ Pork Chow Mein by Dish Ditty

BBQ Pork Chow Mein

7 Replies to "BBQ Pork Chow Mein Recipe"

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    Brenda Henderson March 14, 2015 (6:20 pm)

    I just made this dish and it not only looks great it tastes even better. I am normally a person that changes the recipe based on my opinion and my delusions of being a gourmet chef (I pretend that I am on the food network when I’m trying a new recipe). Since I have had failures when attempting Chinese food (I have one of Martin Yan’s books that my husband had Martin sign at a book signing and gave to me for Christmas. I didn’t point out that a better present would have been to take me to the book signing so that I could have met him, but I didn’t want to sound ungrateful). Anyway, I changed one of the recipes in his book because I didn’t want to drive to China Town and my local Marina Market said that China Town was my best bet for several of the ingredients. The dish tasted okay, but considering the main ingredient was lobster, it was kind of an expensive fail. I decided in the future to follow the directions when trying Chinese food recipes. I ALMOST followed this recipe (sigh, I can’t help it), the only things that I added were minced fresh garlic and ginger. and it is the best bbq pork chow mien that I have had. The fun part about this recipe is that it is easy and doesn’t have a lot of hard to find ingredients, and also gives great advice regarding the noodles, ( I did use the same noodles in the picture). Thank you!

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    Chante Jefferson June 18, 2015 (1:39 am)

    This looks so delicious! What type of pork should I use to make this?

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      Dish Ditty June 18, 2015 (7:00 am)

      I used bbq pork that I bought pre cooked at the Chinese market deli. I have another pork chow mein recipe posting this week that uses diced pork. I will post the link here once it is live on the site. That one is my cheat for BBQ pork chow mein when I don’t have the time to get to the Chinese market

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      Dish Ditty June 20, 2015 (8:26 am)

      Here is the Pork Chow Mein recipe that can be used with any kind of diced or thick ground pork:

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    Chante Jefferson June 21, 2015 (2:33 am)

    Thanks so much for replying, can’t wait to make this for my family!

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    Sue May 18, 2019 (7:30 pm)

    Can’t wait to make this. It will impress my family while saving us tons of $.

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