A delicious and comforting recipe that is all vegetarian, and made with carrots, corn, and peas. It is a great main dish or side dish that you can include to a potluck, family gathering, or BBQ.

This recipe is healthy and quick to prepare, yet delicious and comforting.


chow mein guyanese

Vegetarian Chow Mein

Anne-Laure Wynter


  • 12 oz package dried chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup carrots cubed
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger or ground
  • ginger
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp casareep or sorghum syrup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tsp ground star anise
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground fennel seeds
  • Sea salt to taste


  • In a large pot, bring some water to a boil and add some salt and the chow mein. Cook according to package directions.
  • Drain noodles in colander, and rinse with cold water right away.
  • Place the noodles in a long pan and season with the all the spices and 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Gently stir, and set aside.
  • In a large pan, add 1 tbsp of sesame oil, the carrots, peas, and corn and cook for about 8 minutes or until the carrots are soft. Then add the seasoned chow mein noodles and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring gently occasionally.