With only 6 basic ingredients, homemade lo mein is a kid-favorite that is both affordable and simple to make!
I enjoy the taste and simplicity of this recipe for lo mein noodles. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and doesn’t call for any exotic or difficult-to-find ingredients.
What Goes In This Easy Lo Mein Sauce
You must use quality soy sauce, and I HIGHLY advise using the “two types of soy sauce trick.” It’s more of a little thing that makes a big difference than a trick. Having light or low sodium soy sauce in your refrigerator is probably more likely, but here’s a pro tip: dark soy sauce is so rich in umami flavor that it elevates this Lo Mein “sauce” to a whole new level.
I did not use soy sauce packets from leftover takeout because the quality of the soy sauce is crucial here (it’s one of literally THREE ingredients that will make the sauce for your stir-fried noodles).
Put that in a jar and shake it with a dash of sesame oil and some sugar. annnnd DONE.
Lo Mein Noodles
Last night I had the actual noodles pictured above for dinner, though I went a little overboard with the amount of chilli sauce and gasped, sweated, and yelled through every bite.
Don’t fear, it was self inflicted torture. Those red strips are bell peppers or capsicum, not chillies. This recipe contains no chilies; lo mein is not a spicy dish.
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Can spaghetti noodles be used for lo mein?
However, you can also make lo mein with any type of noodle, including thick, thin, fresh, dried, egg, or rice, ramen, spaghetti, or other long pasta. This will be delicious with ANY type of noodles (or pasta – trust me, no one will know!) because Lo Mein doesn’t discriminate.
Is lo mein and spaghetti noodles the same?
Spaghetti is a type of pasta of European origin. Lo mein noodles are a primary staple in Chinese cuisine. Because they are both long, thin noodles, the two starches resemble one another in appearance. The ingredients they are made from and how they are used in recipes vary, though.
Can you use spaghetti for Chinese noodles?
Yes, you can use spaghetti in place of chow mein noodles by boiling it with a little bit of baking soda. The spaghetti’s pH level is changed by the baking soda, giving it a texture and flavor akin to chow mein noodles. After that, they can be incorporated into any recipe that calls for chow mein noodles.
What type of noodle is used in lo mein?
Chow mein and lo mein dishes are both made with Chinese egg noodles, which are wheat flour noodles with added egg, despite their differences. Chow mein can be made with either fresh or dried egg noodles, unlike lo mein which calls for fresh egg noodles.