Next time you’re craving Chinese takeout, try to remember that this recipe exists. Before you pick up the phone to order delivery, stop and think. Do you really want to spend money ordering something that you can make yourself that will (seriously) taste every bit as delicious as the lo mein from your neighborhood Chinese restaurant AND will be ready in less time than the delivery person could possibly make it to your house? Of course not, silly!
This takeout-style lo mein is so yummy and is packed with healthy veggies. The noodles are bathed in a truly delicious sauce, and these lo mein noodles genuinely taste just like the ones you get at Chinese restaurants, thanks to the dark soy sauce and hefty dose of garlic and ginger. Don’t skip the dark soy sauce. It’s one of the Chinese cooks’ best secrets. Enjoy!
1 8 oz. package of lo mein noodles or vegan lo mein noodles
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 bunch green onions, sliced
½ c. shredded carrots
2 c. cabbage, chopped
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
2 tsp. sriracha sauce (or more if you like)
1 inch knob of ginger, minced
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 Tbsp. sugar
Cook the noodles according to package directions. Rinse with cold water (to prevent sticking), drain and set aside.
Mix all of the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat the sesame oil over medium high heat in a large wok or skillet. Add the bell pepper, cabbage, and carrots and cook until they are soft, 4-5 minutes. Add the green onions and cook for about 2 more minutes.
Add the noodles to the wok and pour in the sauce. Cook, tossing and mixing continuously, until the garlic and ginger are fragrant. Serve immediately!