Rib Tip Chowmein is one of those dishes that are a combination of my favorite things.   Growing up in NYC, Chinese food was a big part of our lifestyle.  As teenagers, it was a popular choice for when we wanted a quick meal because it was pretty inexpensive and tasty.  My favorite order was roast pork fried rice with half fried chicken or with rib tips! Now I no longer live in NYC so I make my own rib tips at home.  One day I got the brilliant idea to make a rib tip chowmein and was completely blown away – it was one of the tastiest versions of chowmein that I’ve ever had.

I’ve made these quite a bit and even shared it a few times on Instagram and I’ve always gotten requests for the recipe, so I decided it’s time to share it!  Its super easy, as most of my recipes tend to be, and it is so good!  I’ve also included a video for this recipe so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and give this video a thumbs up.  If you make this rib tip chowmein be sure to share a photo and tag me on Instagram.




Category: Main Dishes, Uncategorized



  • 2 lbs rib tips
  • 3 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 ¾ cup water
  • 12 oz chowmein noodles
  • 1 carrot, cut into fine strips
  • ½ tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 scallion finely chopped


  1. Place rib tips in a bowl and add 3 tsp dark soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, star anise, hoisin sauce and brown sugar. Marinate for at least an hour.
  2. In a pan over high heat, add oil and sauté rib tip for about 5 minutes, browning on both sides. Add water and bring to a boil. Lower heat then cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes or until rib tips are tender.
  3. While the ribs tips cook, place a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Add chowmein noodles and cook according to the directions on the package. Strain and set aside.
  4. After 30 minutes, remove lid and add carrots to the rib tips and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add rib tip mixture to the chowmein along with Chinese five spice powder, soy sauce and scallion and mix to combine.
  6. Add 1 tsp oil to the pan that the rib tips were cooked in and sauté chowmein noodles for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with more scallion.