Home collections Tjauw Mien Caribbean style
tjauw mien surinam antillean recipe caribbean style chow mein

Tjauw Mien Caribbean style

door Linda Terrizzi

Tjauw Mien is a well-known noodle dish. The name is sometimes written in English as Chow Mein. It is originally Chinese, but you can also find it in Surinamese and Caribbean cuisine.

Because each country has its own version of the tjauw mien, we thought it was a good idea to include this 'Caribbean' tjauw mien in our collection.

In the Antilles you can find the tjauw mien in almost every restaurant that sells krioyo food. Usually you can choose a version with chicken and one with pork.

Our recipe uses pork and broccoli mixed in with the noodles. The meat has a very special marinade, which gives it a distinct flavor and a beautiful red color.

tjauw mien surinam antillean recipe caribbean style chow mein


You make the tjauw mien with egg noodles. This pasta type is slightly curly and has a firm bite. In addition, this Caribbean version of the dish includes broccoli, carrot, bell pepper, marinated pork and a lot of spices.

If you like spicy food, you can also add Madame Jeanette peper to it. And otherwise you can always have a little pika next to serving, so that everyone can decide how hot they eat this dish.

Recipe for tjauw mien Caribbean style

You will find the recipe for this delicious noodle dish in our new cookbook 'the complete Antillean kitchen'.

In the book you will find really all recipes from the kitchen of Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao. It took us seven years to collect these 300(!) recipes. The book has therefore become a complete representation of our kitchen. Complete with beautiful color photos and a fresh layout, of course. 

Do you want more information about the book? Then click on the image below.

the complete antillean kitchen cookbook jurino ignacio

Also try…

Do you love Caribbean side dishes? Then try our arroz moro (rice with kidney beans)!

recipe image
Tjauw mien Caribbean style / Antillean version of chow mein
Cooking time
Ready in
41star1star1star1stargray Based on 793 review (s)


Do you have our new website SOULFOOD.NL seen already? There you will find many more delicious recipes that not all come from the Antillean kitchen!

Social media

Do you want to stay informed about our new recipes? Don't forget to follow us on FACEBOOK, PINTEREST of INSTAGRAM. Every day we post nice updates, news and tips that go with the recipes.

For the latest videos you can subscribe to us for free Youtube Channel.

More tasty recipes ...

error: Alert: Content is protected !!
Thank you!
How nice that you have shared the recipe ... this is how our Antillean cuisine is becoming more famous! :)
Send this to a friend