Ho Ho's Chinese Shrimp Chow Mein Copycat

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #39100

July 10, 2022


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (590.7 g)
  • Calories 894.9
  • Total Fat - 39.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 193 mg
  • Sodium - 2779.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 93.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.8 g
  • Sugars - 8.1 g
  • Protein - 47 g
  • Calcium - 111.1 mg
  • Iron - 8.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 17.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a shallow bowl, salt shrimp then dip in egg white, coating completely.

Step 2

Heat wok.

Step 3

Add oil and heat the oil until it sizzles when a drop of water is dropped into the pan.

Step 4

Add shrimp to wok and stir regularly for 1 minutes.

Step 5

Add sherry.

Step 6

Add all vegetables and stir fry about 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add broth and bring to a boil

Step 8

Cook until shrimp are done and vegetables are tender.

Step 9

Do not overcook.

Step 10

Add seasonings

Step 11

Then add cornstarch water mixture to thicken.

Step 12

Cook 2 minutes.

Step 13

Serve with chow mein noodles.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the shrimp, look for ones that are firm and have a bright color.
  • When buying the chow mein noodles, make sure to check the expiration date.

  • Instead of shrimp, use chicken for a more budget-friendly option. The benefit of this substitution is that it is a more cost-effective protein, making the dish more accessible to those with a smaller budget.
  • Instead of sherry, use vegetable broth for a vegetarian option. The benefit of this substitution is that it makes the dish vegetarian-friendly, allowing more people to enjoy the dish.

Vegetarian Chow Mein Replace the shrimp with 1 cup of diced firm tofu and the chicken broth with vegetable broth.

Steamed Jasmine Rice - This fragrant, long-grain rice is the perfect accompaniment to the savory flavors of the Ho Ho's Chinese Shrimp Chow Mein. The rice will help to balance out the dish and add a subtle sweetness to the meal.

Crispy Egg Rolls: Crispy egg rolls are a classic Chinese appetizer that are perfect for pairing with the Ho Ho's Chinese Shrimp Chow Mein. The crunchy texture and savory flavor of the egg rolls will provide a contrast to the softness of the steamed jasmine rice, while the sweet and sour dipping sauce will add a delicious dimension to the meal.


Q: How long should I cook the shrimp?

A: Cook the shrimp until they are opaque and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Do not overcook them.

Q: What is the best way to season shrimp?

A: Season shrimp with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a pinch of paprika for a simple and flavorful seasoning. For an extra kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

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Fun facts:

FUN FACT 1: Ho Ho's Chinese Shrimp Chow Mein was made famous by the popular American sitcom Friends, when the character Joey Tribbiani (played by Matt LeBlanc) devoured the dish in an episode.

FUN FACT 2: Chow mein is a popular Chinese dish that dates back to the 1800s. It is believed to have originated from the city of Yangzhou, China, and has since become a staple of Chinese cuisine.