Here’s celebrity chef and TV presenter Ken Hom with an easy chow mein recipe using just a handful of flavoursome ingredients and a simple chow mein sauce.

225g (7 1/2oz) dried or fresh egg noodles
1tbsp sesame oil, plus more to serve
1 1/2tbsp groundnut or vegetable oil
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
50g (2oz) carrots, shredded
50g (2oz) mangetout, trimmed and shredded
3tbsp spring onions, finely chopped on the diagonal
1 red pepper, shredded
pinch sugar
2tsp light soy sauce
2tsp dark soy sauce
1tbsp rice wine or dry sherry