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Loaded with veggies and meat and served on a bed of noodles, Chop Suey is a one-dish meal that's easy to make and delicious.

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. With flavorful marinated strips of pork, crisp celery, snap peas, onions, carrots, and cabbage stir-fried with a savory sauce, it's an easy, balanced one-plate meal and I'm going to show you the best way to make it.
Course Entree
Cuisine Chinese-American
Keyword noodles, stir-fry
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Noodles, Pork, Vegetable
Diet Dairy-Free, Low Sugar
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 720kcal


for pork

  • 200 grams pork chop or your favorite protein
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce or 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce for plant-based
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch

for sauce

  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce or 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce for plant-based
  • 2 teaspoons potato starch
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

for stir-fry

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 10 grams garlic ~2 medium cloves, minced
  • 8 grams fresh ginger 1/4-inch coin, peeled and minced
  • 70 grams celery ~1 rib, sliced at an angle
  • 70 grams onion ~1/2 small onions, sliced
  • 70 grams carrot ~ 1/2 carrot, julienned
  • 70 grams red bell pepper ~ 1/2 pepper, julienned
  • 140 grams cabbage ~2 leaves, chopped
  • 70 grams snap peas 10 snap peas, trimmed and sliced

for noodles

  • 400 grams fresh chow mein noodles boiled according to package directions


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the noodles. If you prefer serving this over rice, you can make rice instead. The Chop Suey takes about 8 minutes to cook, so be sure you time your noodles or rice so that it's done around the same time as the stir-fry.
  • To prep the pork, cut it into 1/4-inch strips and add it to a bowl with the Shaoxing wine, oyster sauce, and potato starch to a bowl and stir well to combine.
    Marinating pork for making Chop Suey.
  • To prepare the sauce, add the chicken stock, oyster sauce, potato starch, white pepper, salt, and sesame oil to a bowl and whisk to combine.
    Mixing sauce for Chop Suey in a glass bowl.
  • When your vegetables are all chopped and ready, heat a large frying pan over high heat.
  • Add the vegetable oil to the pan with the garlic and ginger and fry until fragrant (about 20 seconds).
    Frying garlic and ginger in a frying pan for making a Chinese stir-fry.
  • Add the celery, onion, carrots, and bell peppers and stir-fry until the onions become translucent.
    Stir-frying carrots, celery, onions and bell peppers in a frying pan.
  • Move the vegetables towards the edges of the pan to make room in the center and add the marinated pork. Press the pork out into a flat layer and let it brown on one side.
    Browning marinated pork in a frying pan with vegetables for making Chop Suey.
  • Stir-fry the pork in the center of the pan until it's mostly cooked through. Then continue stir-frying it together with the vegetables.
    Stir-frying pork and vegetables for Chop Suey.
  • Add the cabbage and snap peas and stir-fry until the snap-peas are bright green.
    Chop Suey with pork, cabbage, carrots, peppers, snap peas, celery and onions in a frying pan.
  • 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.
    Chop Suey in a frying pan.
  • Serve the Chop Suey over noodles or rice.


Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1453mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5033IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 6mg