Zaion’s School-Dinner Chow Mein

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Food for Friends

By Levi Roots

Published 2010

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My son Zaion devised this colourful, healthy recipe for the school dinners he makes for Thames Christian College, the school next door to our café, Papine. It’s a brilliant way to get kids to eat more veg. This dish is vegetarian, but add some cooked chicken or ham, cut into strips, if you like something a bit more meaty.


  • 150 g ( oz) small broccoli florets
  • 200 g (7


  1. Steam the broccoli, cauliflower and carrots until they are almost tender, then set aside. Cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a wok over a high heat, then add the red onion, spring onion and garlic and stir-fry, until softened. Add the peppers and stir-fry them, too, until softened, then