Better than Ever Lo Mein


Better than Ever Lo Mein

15 Min

They say we eat with our eyes first, then our mouths. If that's so, then this colorful Asian dish will sure fill you up...twice!

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 pound vermicelli or spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 scallions, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

What to Do

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons peanut oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, ginger, and garlic.
  3. In a large skillet or wok, heat remaining peanut oil over medium-high heat and add scallions and red pepper; saute 1 to 2 minutes, then add pasta to skillet and stir-fry.
  4. Pour sauce mixture into skillet; toss well and cook until heated through and sauce has thickened slightly. Serve immediately.


  • What a great way to use up those extra bits of different fresh vegetables (you know, like broccoli, onions, pea pods, and beans)! Just cut them up and toss them in with the red pepper.
  • Looking for more traditional Chinese food recipes you can easily make at home? Don't miss our collection of 26 Takeout Dishes to Make at Home: Easy Chinese Recipes!

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Made it tonight for supper. It was delicious. I'll make it again, and double the sauce next time. Substituted the scallions and red peppers for half a bag of stir-fry Shanghi Blend with brusssels sprouts, bok choy, kale, carrots and snow peas (five super foods) like the take-out restaurants.

Very good! I will make this often, I'm sure.

Seems like it should have more veggies. Maybe a little celery and cabbage cut in thin strips. And one could always add some chicken too.

Would love to try this, I love Chinese food but since I have had estrogen fed breast cancer I cannot have soy products. What can I use instead of soy in chinese dishes?

A previous post suggested using oyster sauce instead of soy sauce.

This was absolutely wonderful! I added some leftover pork loin roast cut up in pieces and my husband raved about it. Very healthy with a lean meat and all those veggies!

Everything is fine except that you did not rinse the noodle or pasta over cold water. That is a very important procedure whenever you cook noodles the Chinese way. It makes a big difference in the taste and texture of the noodles or pasta.

Made this with stir-fry veggies last week. Family loved it! Tonight I'll try adding a meat. Great recipe, Mr. Food!!

To make this dish to taste more Chinese add some Oyster sauce to it instead of the soy sauce.

I am gonna try it with some left over roasted chicken!

Have made this twice and love the flavor. Used a bag of stir fry vegies to mix in.

Awesome with asparagus!


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