Guyanese (Shrimp) Chow Mein

Guyanese Shrimp Chow Mein

A very popular dish in Guyana. Guyanese Chow Mein is a very resilient dish where choice of meat can be substituted based on preference. This dish tastes best with chicken, shrimp, or vegetarian substitute (tofu). To receive that authentic Guyanese taste, Guyanese Chow Mein noodles are a must. The Chow Mein can be purchased at local West Indian grocery stores as well as the International Foods aisle of some large grocery store chains. If not, one can easily substitute the noodle with another. Cost will vary depending on what noodle you use, but should cost between $1.50-$4.00 for a pack of noodles. For those looking for that added kick of heat and flavour, West Indian pepper sauce (or any other type of hot sauce) compliments this meal. Preparation time is 15-20mins!

Serves: 2



Chow Mein, Dried Noodle

1 pack


½ lb.


1, small

Bell Peppers (Red, Green, and/or Yellow)

1 ½, thinly sliced


1, julienned


½, speared

Green Onions

1, head, finely chopped

Canola Oil

3 tbsps.

Shrimp/Meat Seasoning

1 tbsp. Dried Thyme

1 tbsp. Dried Basil

½ tsp. Ground Black Pepper

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Lemon Juice


Follow the instruction on the back of the packet noodles. After boiled and strained.

Prepare the vegetables. Then in a skillet large enough for the noodles, warm oil on medium heat. Add onions and cook until onions are brown and soft

Then increase heat to high. Add seasoned Shrimp or meat and cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until shrimp or meat is fully cooked. Add vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes, constantly turning for even cooking. Add the peppers and cook for 3 minutes. Peppers should be crunchy after cooking. Then add the noodles. Toss together then add chopped scallions. Remove from heat and enjoy.


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