Combine this Hoo-Mee Gravy Mix with the complementary
chow mein noodles for the
dish made famous by the Fall River, MA area Chinese restaurants. The Oriental
Chow Mein Company’s signature gravy mix has become a staple for area
establishments since it’s inception in 1926. When it comes to Chinese cuisine in
this region, the Hoo-Mee brand is the only choice for chow mein. Hoo-Mee Gravy
Mix is the ingredient that makes area Chinese restaurants unique in their flavor
With this 1 lb. package of gravy mix you can prepare your own chow mein dishes at home. Add 1 cup of chopped onion, and 1 cup of chopped celery to 3 cups boiling water or soup stock. A few bean sprouts may also be added. Cook until vegetables are tender. Dissolve 1 ounce gravy mix (1 heaping tablespoon) in 1/2 cup warm water, and add to the mixture. Pour over Hoo-Mee Chow Mein Noodles and serve immediately. Depending on your preference, chopped pork, beef, shrimp, scallops, or chicken may also be added to the gravy mix or served on top.
Traditionally, chow mein can be served in two ways, strained or unstrained. Strained, the gravy is cooked with vegetables of your choosing, but the vegetables are removed or “strained” prior to serving over chow mein noodles. In the unstrained version the gravy is cooked the same way but the vegetables are left in and served over the noodles. Either option provides optimal flavor, the only difference being individual preferences.