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Lo mien - Chinese stir-fried noodles with meat and vegetables

Lo mien (撈麵 - "mixed noodles") are Chinese stir-fried noodles with meat and vegetables.

This recipe involves the use of egg noodles and beef, which can be replaced with chicken or shrimp. Or you can choose to use only vegetables.

This dish is generally considered the dry variant of noodle soup and is very popular in the United States, where it is usually ordered as take-out food.


  • 250 g thinly sliced beef

  • 1 teaspoon starch

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • pepper as needed

  • Salt to taste


  • 1 portion dry egg noodles

  • vegetable oil

  • 1 crushed garlic

  • 1/2 red pepper cut thinly

  • 1 blanched pak choi (boiled for a couple of minutes and cooled in cold water)

  • Chinese rice wine for cooking

  • 1 handful soy sprouts

  • 1 finely chopped spring onion


  • Mix all the ingredients for the meat marinade in a bowl and leave to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

  • Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Keep aside.

  • Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Drain, cool with cold water and drain again. Keep aside.

  • Fry the vegetable oil with the garlic in a pan. Add the marinated meat with the sauce. Sauté briefly and remove the meat, keeping it aside.

  • Add the pepper and pak choi to the pan. Saute quickly over high heat.

  • Add the noodles, sauté and pour in the sauce.

  • Continuing to sauté, add the bean sprouts, spring onion and meat.

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