How To Cook Lo Mein | Lo Mein Recipe

Lo Mein. It’s a very tasty noodle dish that closely resembles the Yakisoba.

Lo Mein Recipe

I love both! Well, I’m in love with lots of noodle dishes. That’s how Asian I am. Give me any kind of pancit and I’ll be happy as a child! This Lo Mein recipe is different from the other Filipino noodles that I cook, though. It’s with a sweet, sticky sauce; and, it uses ginger. It’s a nice variant to the palate when it comes to noodle dishes.

Here’s how we cook Lo Mein at home.

-Egg noodles
-Chicken breast, 250 g, cut in small strips
-Ginger, 1 nub, chopped
-Garlic, 4-6 cloves, chopped
-Onions, 1 whole, chopped
-Carrots, cut in strips
-Snap peas or green beans, cut in strips
-Cabbage, 200g, shredded
-Shiitake mushroom, cut thinly (optional but desired)
-Fish balls, 5-7 pieces, cut in quarters (optional but desired)
-Shrimps, 200 g, cut in halves
-Chicken broth, ¼ cup*
-Soy sauce, 1 tbsp
-Sesame oil, 2 tbsp
-Cornstarch, 1 tsp
-Cooking oil, 2 tbsp
-Salt and pepper, to taste

*I always have chicken broth ready to be used at home. Remember the chicken tips we used in cooking Wicked Wings? Well, we got loads of them so it's easy to make our own broth. You don't have to make one, though; especially for just a 1/4 cup. One chicken cube is a good alternative for this recipe. Easy!

1. Marinate the chicken breast with salt and pepper (at least 1 tsp each) and 1 tbsp of sesame oil. Set aside.
2. Mix the soy sauce, remaining sesame oil, cornstarch and chicken broth in a bowl. Set aside.
3. Wash the noodles with running water. Drain and set aside.
4. Put oil in a heated pan.
5. Fry the chicken until slightly brown. Set aside for later.
6. Using the same pan, sauté the garlic until golden brown.
7. Add in the onions. Stir until it sweats.
8. Add in the ginger. Stir until it releases its aroma.
9. Add in the carrots, beans and lastly, the cabbage. Be careful not to overcook the veggies.
10. When the carrots turn into a more vibrant color, put in the pre-cooked chicken and the noodles.
11. Toss the noodles for 3-5 minutes.
12. Add in the sauce prepared in Step 2.
13. Stir well until it becomes sticky.
14. Season with salt and pepper.
15. Turn off the heat and do not cover.
16. Serve while hot with a cold beverage.

Lo Mein Recipe

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  1. I love lo mein, but I have never made my own before. Looking forward to trying your recipe.

  2. If I can find somewhere to buy fishballs I will be trying this recipe. I've saved it for later and am looking forward to giving it a go.

    1. Fishballs is very cheap protein extender. You can actually cook lo mein without it. If you have shrimps, that would makes this recipe tastier. :)

  3. I have always wanted to learn how to cook it but I've never been very successful at it. I will try this and see how well I do.

  4. I love Lo Mein, but I have never tried to make it. Now, I can! Thanks for the recipe.

  5. This looks AMAZING! I have been looking for something new to try! This is going to be on my table soon!

  6. I don't really like noodles, unless it's pasta. But I wouldn't mind this one. It looks really tasty!

  7. Very yummy indeed! Love the look of it based on your photo. Awesome.

  8. I never heard about this but it looks delicious and it good for the cold weather

  9. Thanks for demystifying the process! I'm going to have to try to make some Lo Mein now!

  10. I love lo mein. This looks so good and delicious!

  11. This is one of my husband's favorite that I cook at home. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  12. I love that. Guess I need to try that. My family will love it.

  13. This is just the kind of dish my daughter loves. Thank you for the recipe!

  14. omg! i guess im so asian too coz i love anything with noodles hahaha totally trying this tomorrow

  15. That looks delicious! I need to make this for my hubby. We both love lo mein.


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