Pork Lo Mein


Pork Lo Mein

Pork Lo Mein
15 Min

Why order take-out when you can create one of our favorite Chinese pork recipes? This classic Pork Lo Mein is made with off-the-shelf ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Get out the chopsticks and dig in!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin, thinly sliced then cut into strips
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced minced

What to Do

  1. Prepare spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Place in a large bowl and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine chicken broth, soy sauce, and sugar; mix well and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over high heat, heat oil until hot. Add pork and cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until no pink remains, stirring constantly. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  4. Add scallions, carrots, mushrooms, snow peas, and garlic to the skillet. Stir fry 3 to 5 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add pork and sauce mixture to vegetables and heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until sauce is heated through. Pour over pasta and toss until evenly coated, then serve.


  • This can also be made with beef or chicken; just be sure to use thin strips.
  • Did You Know? Just like we ring in the New Year with symbolic foods, so do folks in China. Some of the most common Chinese New Year Foods include fish, dumplings, noodles, pork, and spring rolls. These foods symbolize things like good fortune, wealth, and longevity. 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 536
  • Calories from Fat 83
  • Total Fat 9.2g 14 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.1g 10 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 45g 91 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 98mg 33 %
  • Sodium 876mg 37 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 66g 22 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.6g 19 %
  • Sugars 6.9g 0 %

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If you want to cut down on the sodium a bit, you can use reduced sodium soy sauce, which is available pretty much anywhere nowadays. I love quick stir fry dishes like this since they come together so quickly and are very healthy. I used the equivalent weight of Asian style udon noodles in this recipe, and added a couple of spicy thai chiles and this was really good.

how do you make those orange colored noodles they have in the chinese restuarant send recipe to whitedemo@aol.com thanks mike

Hi there, Mike! The Test Kitchen says that those kinds of noodles are made by deep frying egg roll wrappers or wonton skins. :) Unfortunately, we do not have a recipe on how to make these.

added grated ginger, minced garlic and Hosion sauce

I made this tonight really in the mood for Lo Mein Used fresh carrots celery broccoli snow peas green onions and water chestnuts For the meat used shredded chicken Rinsed the spaghetti after cooking to make it suitable for Lo Mein Added grated ginger and minced garlic to the oil and cooked before adding the soy sauce which was way too much next time will add TLBS and go from there Added twice the chicken broth and sugar to try to calm down the soy sauce then added a cup of the spaghetti water to cut it again It helped a lot but avoid adding what it calls for from the beginning I wonder if it is a typo You can always add more but you cant get it back out Pros Boosted my confidence and helped me to realize how easy it is to make Lo Mein at Home ConsRead More way to much soy sauce Added garlic and ginger to get a more authentic taste

When I read the ingredients I said wow to myself when I got to the 1/2 cup soy sauce. Thanks for your comment, I am elderly, live alone and if I kept adding stuff to hide the strong taste, I would end out having way too much for one person.. Lots of leftovers!!!

@patnski 3664913, where do you see 1/2 cup of soy sauce, I read it twice and mine says 1/4 cup of soy sauce. They do make a lite soy sauce that has less sodium.

SO ... you added 4 teaspoons of sugar 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of water to this recipe???? You had to wind up with sweet chicken flavored water for dinner These suggestions sound just awful 1/4 cup of soy sauce is not strong in this recipe at all.. this recipe already calls for fresh garlic.. now the addition of fresh grated ginger root is a good idea for those that like it. very mild this is a wonderful recipe for those that actually like Chinese food

My roommate does not like beef or pork, so I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which I don't particularly like. Also, I used regular lo mein noodles and added water chestnuts. Guess what - we both thought it was excellent!

I just made this...very dissapointed, the pork tenderloin was around 10 bucks..to much. there is no flavor in this dish..now I am trying to doctor it up somehow. Wish me luck. ps.I only used half the pasta and still to much.

Delicious! Easy and quick. I used broccoli instead of snow pea and about 1 lb fresh sliced mushrooms.

We enjoy your recipes would like o know the carbs fat protein fiber there many weight watchers that this info is important to us. Than ks Please give this a thought

This was delicious! I used Tamari and substituted shrimp for the pork. Also, I just used the oil I had on hand, which was EVOO. I also used whole wheat pasta (12 oz.) and that was plenty of noodles. And I live in a small town and was unable to get snow peas so I just subsituted a bag of stir fry veggies. It had carrots, broccoli and green beans. Wow!! I don't usually comment on a recipe, but with all of my substitutions this was outstanding! Thx!

You answered my questions about substitutes. I don't have peanut oil on hand ever. Just wondering if the stir fry vegs wre frozen or fresh?

My hubby loves pork lo mein so I decided to try this recipe and he could not stop eating it! He said it was excellent! I loved the flavor and how easy it was to make! It's a keeper in my house for sure. Thanks for all the great recipes! Kathy


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