Cookbook:Lo Mein

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This lo mein recipe is very flexible. Add what ever ingredients you think will fit. A popular combination is pork with water chestnuts and asparagus. Stir fry style meats and vegetables simple means the ingredients are cut to small pieces which are slightly smaller than bite size and perfect for pan frying.

Lo Mein
Category Stir fry recipes
Servings variable
Time 15-25 minutes



  • Skillet large enough for desired amount of ingredients
  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Stirring utensil (e.g. tongs, wooden spoon)


  1. Cook noodles in a pot according to the package directions.
  2. Coat a skillet with olive oil and place on stove with medium to low heat. Add garlic if desired, but don't let it burn.
  3. Add meat and vegetables to skillet, season with salt and pepper, lightly coat with soy sauce, and cook everything until it's done; about 8-10 min.
  4. If using, add bean sprouts right before everything is finished cooking, and cook them until they turn mildly translucent.
  5. Strain noodles and add them to the stir fry.
  6. Coat with soy sauce and cook for roughly 1 minute in order to sear in the flavor.

Notes, tips, and variationsEdit

  • Spaghetti noodles work well too. For a healthier option, try whole grain spaghetti noodles.
  • When adding the soy sauce, start out light. Taste and then add more. It's much easier to add ingredients than remove them.