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.





  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • After 30 minutes, remove lid and add carrots to the rib tips and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Add rib tip mixture to the chowmein along with Chinese five spice powder, soy sauce and scallion and mix to combine.
  • 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.


Author: Jehan Powell