American Chopsuey


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A delightful preparation of crispy noodles served with stir-fried vegetables and a tangy sauce. Interestingly, a literal translation of this recipe means 'savoury mess'!

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Makes 4 servings
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1 cup boiled noodles
1 1/2 cups crispy fried noodles
2 cups shredded cabbage
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup boiled french beans
1/2 cup sliced and boiled carrots
1 tsp chilli sauce
4 tsp oil
salt to taste

For The Tangy Sauce
1/4 cup brown vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tbsp plain flour (maida)
1 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp tomato ketchup

To Serve
8 steamed wontons

For the tangy sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a pan, mix well and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce thickens. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the oil in another wok over a high flame and add the cabbage, onions, bean sprouts, french beans and carrots. Stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add half the tangy sauce, boiled noodles, chilli sauce and salt and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add half of the fried noodles and mix well.
  4. Serve hot, topped with the remaining fried noodles, steamed vegetable wontons and the remaining tangy sauce.
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 on 24 Mar 15 03:14 PM

This chinese recipe is one of my favourite. The crispy noodle base with the chopsuey on top tastes amazing. The chopsuey is slight sweet and tangy in taste. The tomato ketchup used in the recipe is one of the main ingredient to get the perfect taste.
 on 23 Jul 11 12:07 AM

made this many times since the last 20 yrs. from the book vegeterian cooking but in that the ingredients for the sauce mentioned 3/4 cup of vinegar and sugar each instead of 1/4 cup. why this difference.