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Ho Ho's Chinese Restaurant Shrimp Chow Mein

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Rating: 5/5
3 reviews

ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes:   2

recipe id: 7555
cook method: stovetop
Ho Ho's Chinese Restaurant Shrimp Chow Mein Recipe
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Skip the take-out menu and make this copy cat version of Ho Ho's Chinese Restaurant's chow mein. Fresh shrimp is stir fried with bean sprouts, water chestnuts, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots and served with crispy chow mein noodles.

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2/3 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
16 ounces fresh medium-size shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sherry
1 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
5 cups bean sprouts, rinsed, dried
2/3 cup water chestnut drained
2/3 cup sliced mushrooms
2/3 cup bamboo shoots, drained, rinsed, dried
1 cup chicken broth or water
1 dash white pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2/3 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (optional)
2 tablespoons cornstarch

mixed with

4 tablespoons water until smooth


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

Heat wok. Add vegetable oil and heat the oil until it sizzles when a drop of water is dropped into the pan. Add shrimp to wok and stir regularly for 1 to 2 minutes. Add sherry. Add all vegetables and stir fry about 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Cook until shrimp are done and vegetables are tender. Do not overcook. Add seasonings then add cornstarch mixture to thicken. Cook 2 minutes. Serve with chow mein noodles.

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713 calories, 35 grams fat, 41 grams carbohydrates, 61 grams protein per serving.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

Delicious copycat recipe! The only thing that didn't quite work for me was coating the shrimp in the egg white. When added to the pan, the egg white just got kinda clumpy. It ended up melding into the sauce just fine and was undetectable, but for a while I was concerned that it was going to ruin this otherwise great dish. I also omitted the MSG.

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REVIEW: 4 star recipe rating
This recipe is really good I recommend this too all who enjoy a good shrimp chow mein I left out the MSG went a lot easier on the salt and it was still delicious. I will defiantley be cooking this again

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I've never eaten at Ho Ho's but this chow mein is great. I'll make it again for sure

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This is a copy cat recipe submitted to CDKitchen by a third-party. This recipe is not an original recipe unless specifically stated and is considered only to be an acceptable "clone" to the original for the home cook to attempt to duplicate. Please also note that many nationwide restaurant chains vary their menus and ingredients by region so the version provided may not be similar to what you may have tried before. All trademarks referenced are property of their respective owners.

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