ingredients
  • For the lo mein
  • uncooked ramen noodles 4-6 oz
  • toasted sesame oil 1 tbsp
  • Onions 3 spring, chopped, with greens separated from the whites
  • carrots,bell peppers, broccoli, bok choy, mushrooms 2-3 cups, chopped or thin sliced
  • Mirin 1-2 tbs
  • For the sauce
  • Dark soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • Light soy sauce 1 tbsp
  • toasted sesame oil 1 tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp • 470 kcal
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

If you've been searching for a quick, delicious dinner you can whip up in minutes, it's time to break out your wok and make some lo mein. It's a great way to get in a healthy serving of vegetables, and you can customize it to be vegetarian-friendly with tofu, or load your lo mein with protein like chicken, beef, pork, whatever you prefer. Not only is lo mein inexpensive to make and simple to cook at home, it's also much healthier than the versions you'll get when you order a takeaway – a match made in heaven.

How to Make Lo Mein

Boil water and cook the ramen noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, then set off to the side.

While the ramen is cooking, pour the ingredients for the sauce into a jar. Screw the cap, and shake well to mix thoroughly.

In a wok or large skillet pan, heat the sesame oil. If you're using meat or tofu, cook it first, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat, then move onto vegetables.

Add the vegetables and sprinkle in the white end of the spring onions. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat, until they become tender, then pour in the mirin, stir well.

Next, turn the heat up to medium-high. Add the ramen noodles and half the sauce. Mix well to combine the ingredients. You can add more sauce if desired.

Serve the lo mein and garnish with spring onions.

What noodles to buy for Lo Mein

You can find lo mein noodles in some specialty stores, but ramen noodles are widely available and just as tasty. They're also inexpensive, making them a great addition to your pantry.

Instructions

Boil water and cook the ramen noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, then set off to the side.

While the ramen is cooking, pour the ingredients for the sauce into a jar. Screw the cap, and shake well to mix thoroughly.

In a wok or large skillet pan, heat the sesame oil. If you're using meat or tofu, cook it first, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat, then move onto vegetables.

Add the vegetables and sprinkle in the white end of the spring onions. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat, until they become tender, then pour in the mirin, stir well.

Next, turn the heat up to medium-high. Add the ramen noodles and half the sauce. Mix well to combine the ingredients. You can add more sauce if desired.

Serve the lo mein and garnish with spring onions.