I was 16 when I first stepped into the US soil. My mom and I flew to Orange county to visit a family friend, and that is when I was first introduced to the American food court. Hello Panda express! I remember getting hooked on orange chicken and chow mein noodles, and oh that huge drinks! Don’t laugh at me, because in the Philippines you are lucky enough if you can get a decent portion size on drinks and food. By decent I meant an 8-ounce drink filled with ice and a piece of folded napkin to go along with your meal. Anyway, Panda express was one of my earliest memories being in the US. Oh, the life of an immigrant.
I am still trying to learn about different cultures and how they like their food. Cooking Chinese food can be intimidating, but this recipe is enough on a first try. I first made this and used brown rice instead of the noodles. The pork and mushrooms stir fry is great by itself too! My favorite part about this recipe is the soy sauce mixture. Give it a little sip and adjust the taste to your liking. Enjoy!