This quick dish makes and ideal supper or a side dish to other Chinese recipes. It is also suitable for vegetarians and a good way to introduce children to Chinese cooking, children love pasta.
- Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add ginger and stir fry fro 30 seconds then add garlic and cook 30 seconds more.
- Add the mushrooms and stir-fry on high heat for 2 minutes.
- Add spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes, until it wilts.
- Add noodles, soy sauce and blended cornstarch -and rice wine or sherry, if using- to the wok. Cook over a moderate heat 1-2 minutes more, until the sauce has thickened.
- Serve right away.
Add some stir-fried tofu to make a complete vegetarian meal: Cut some ¼ inch slices from one of those firm tofu square blocks, then cut each slice in half diagonally to get triangles. Cover lightly in flour and stir-fry on high heat for 2-4 minutes, until golden. Serve on top of your chow mein.