The 30-Minute Authentic Lo Mein Recipe



The very best and easy authentic lo mein recipe is what you need to fix your dinner or lunch under 30 mins! Stir-fry vegetables, amazing lo mein sauce mix all tossed together with lo mein egg noodles make the best restaurant style dinner and even better than takeout menu dish- this best authentic lo mein noodles you can have any time.This recipe will get you the best lo mein sauce recipe along with easiest vegetable lo mein recipe ever!



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If you love Chinese takeout then this very authentic lo mein recipe is what you need to quick fix your dinner/lunch ,under total of 30 mins and you are sorted!


I like to fix quick dinner,after whole days work and chores,all I look forward to is quick and easy dinner on our dining table.


I have shared a lot of easy dinner recipes before too. One of the most famous recipes on my website is Chicken Lo Mein!


Here is the link to this recipes Pinterest Pin,you can save it and try later-it's been loved by a lot of people.  Chicken Lo Mein recipe.


Also if you are Olive Garden fan then this Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is just like from restaurant and so easy to put together. This recipe's Pinterest Pin is shared- Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo.



So coming back to our topic: Here I have shared some information related our Veggie Lo Mein recipe.



A pan with delicious easu authentic vegetable lo mein with lots of vegetables and homemade sauce mix



Authentic Lo Mein Recipe


What is the difference between lo mein and chow mein?


Both the chow mein and lo mein dishes that are served in most American-Asian/Chinese restaurants are chinese noodle dishes.


The main difference in lo mein and chow mein are the ways in which they are prepared.


Chow Mein: 

  • Uses  flat egg noodles,which are crisp fried or stir fried till crisp.

  • The sauce is almost same in both the noodles preparations.

  • Also the vegetable choice is similar but you can always vary the dishes with addition of protein of your choice.

  •  The noodles are par-boiled and then stir-fried till crisp and served along with stir-fried veggies,chicken/shrimp/pork or any other protein choice.



Lo Mein:

  • Uses egg noodles,round and chewy texture noodles.

  • Here the noodles need to be boiled and then used in the dish.

  • The final dish soft and chewy noodles,compared to chow mein where the noodles are crisp pan fried.

  • In this dish the noodles are soft which soak up most of the sauce,not stir-fried but tossed with sauce and cooked noodles.



Lo mein noodle ingredients:


The two most important ingredients in Lo mein or chow mein are the noodles and sauce mix. 

The sauce mix is the most important ingredient that will decide the final dish flavor.

Lo mein Noodle ingredients are mentioned under:


  • Egg Noodles:  Soft,round,chewy noodles are the best choice for this dish.
  • But if you can't find these egg noodles for lo mein then you can use any noodles as per availability.
  • Even ramen noodles would do too.

  • Sauce Mix: Here the easy sauce mix is the most important ingredient in the recipe. The sauce defines how the final taste of the dish would be.
  • I have not added oyster sauce or fish sauce but you can add too.

  • Vegetable Choice: I have added celery,bell peppers, scallions,carrots,onion. But you can also add snap peas,broccoli too.

Delicious  ultimate vegetable lo mein

What is lo mein sauce made of?


To make the delicious homemade noodles, I have made a delicious lo mein sauce mix.


The sauce mix contains dark soy sauce,light soy sauce,sesame oil,vinegar,sriracha,sugar,vegetable stock. Mix this and keep aside till you need this sauce.


In the sauce mix you can also add oyster sauce and fish sauce if you are fine with the addition of these sauces.


What noodles are used in lo mein?


The best noodles used in the lo mein recipe is egg noodles but if you do not find them close to you then you can even try any chinese egg noodles or even ramen noodles too.


For Lo mein the ideal noodles are round,soft,chewy noodles which are boiled and then used in the recipe to be tossed with veggies and sauce mix.



How to make authentic lo mein recipe from scratch:


  • Firstly, cook the noodles as per package instructions. Toss them with little oil and keep aside so that they should not stick together.

  • In a mixing bowl,add the ingredients for the lo mein sauce and mix well.

how to make lo mein sauce


  • In a large wok/pan, add oil and add the ginger and garlic.Once its hot,fry it till starts browning.


how to make lo mein noodles


  • Add the vegetables and start frying them on medium to high heat. Make sure they don't burn.

  • Reduce the heat and add the noodles and sauce mix. Increase the heat again and start tossing everything so that everything is mixed well.


steps to make lo mein


  • Add the scallions and adjust salt and toss further.


how to make lo mein recipe


  • Serve immediately and enjoy!




A pan with easy veggie lo mein with lots of vegetables and sauce mix

What vegetables can be used in lo mein?


You can use all kind of vegetables that you or your family loves. 

In this recipe I have used:
  • Red Sweet Onion
  • Red and Green Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Scallions
  • Carrot


You can also try adding:
  • Snow Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Bok Choy
  • Spinach


More information you will find Here

a close look of vegetable lo mein with spring onion,carrots,celery and bell peppers

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vegetable lo mein with lots of veggies and homemade delicious sauce mix


The 30-Minute Authentic Lo Mein Recipe

Savory Bites Recipes
Published 05/26/2019
The 30-Minute Authentic Lo Mein Recipe
The very best and easy authentic lo mein recipe is what you need to fix your dinner or lunch under 30 mins! Stir-fry vegetables, amazing sauce mix all tossed together with egg noodles make the best restaurant style dinner and even better than takeout menu dish!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz/ 150 Grams of Lo Mein Noodles
  • For Lo Mein Sauce:
  • 1.5 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha or more as per spice preference
  • 2 tsp Sugar or Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Stock / Water
  • For Lo Mein Stir-fry:
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil/ Vegetable Oil or do half-half
  • 2 cloves Garlic,minced
  • 1 tsp Ginger,minced
  • 1 Small Red Sweet Onion,sliced
  • 2 Medium Scallion,1.5 Inch long cut
  • 1/4 Cup Carrot Sticks
  • 1/2 Cup red and Green Bell Pepper,sliced
  • 1/3 Cup Celery chopped/sliced

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Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles as per package instructions and toss in some oil and keep aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl,add the sauce mix and stir well and keep aside.
  3. In a large wok/pan/skillet,add oil.
    When its hot,add the garlic and ginger and fry till fragrant.
    Do not overcook on high heat,it will burn.
  4. On medium heat start adding veggies one by one and keep stir frying them,except reserve some scallion white and green cut for final use.
  5. If more oil is required to adjust then adjust accordingly.
    Add the noodles,toss further.
  6. Add the sauce mix and toss further and cook high heat now till a nice aroma comes from the cooked noodles.
  7. Finally add the scallion reserved pieces and adjust salt.
    Serve while hot!
Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 00:10:00 mins.
Cook time: 00:10:00 mins.
Total time: 20 mins.
Tags: chinese food,restaurant style,better than takeout,lo mein recipe,vegetable lo mein





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