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Easy Lo Mein
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
A takeout favorite made at home, this easy lo mein can be made in 30 minutes and you can use whatever your favorite protein and veggies are!
Serves: 4
For the Sauce:
  • ½ Cup Soy Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Oyster Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Mirin
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Oil* optional
  • 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
For the Lo Mein:
  • 1 lb. Fresh Chinese Egg Noodles* or 10 oz. Dried
  • Protein of Choice*
  • Peanut or Canola Oil
  • Scallions white and green parts divided
  • 2 Cloves Garlic finely minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ginger finely minced
  • 4 Cups Mixed Frozen or Fresh Vegetables*
For the Sauce:
  1. Combine the sauce ingredients into a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid. Shake well to combine.
For the Lo Mein:
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your noodles according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet or wok over high heat and cook your desired protein in peanut oil until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add more oil if needed and to that the white part of the scallions, garlic, and ginger and sauté for about 10 seconds.
  4. Add in your vegetables and sauté until crisp tender before adding the protein back in. Toss the protein and veggies with the cooked noodles and then pour in about half of the sauce. Toss well, adding more sauce as necessary to coat everything.
  5. Pile the lo mein into bowls and top with the green part of the scallions for garnish. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*I add the peanut oil into the sauce because it gives the sauce a similar consistency as takeout lo mein, but it’s not necessary!


*Fresh Chinese egg noodles (I found mine in the freezer section at Wegmans) are amazing in this and the closest you’ll get to the takeout version of lo mein, but if you can’t find them dried works just fine! I have used many different varieties and I love them all.


*I like crispy tofu in my lo mein, but anything will work here! Chicken, pork, beef, or shrimp would all be fantastic. Just cut whatever you chose into bite-sized pieces and season well with salt and pepper before sautéing.