Go Back
+ servings
Better than Take Out Vegetable Lo Mein / https://www.hwcmagazine.com
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Better than Take Out Vegetable Lo Mein

Better than Take Out Vegetable Lo Mein is one complete dish of comfort food that can be on your table in 20 minutes packed with vegetables and a delicious spicy soy sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 406kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 12 oz Lo Mein Noodles
    (we used wheat-based noodles but can use Hong Kong style thin egg based noodles, soba, spaghetti, udon, rice (gluten-free) noodles or whatever your little heart desires.)
  • Water
    enough to boil your noodles and salted
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic
    peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
    1-inch knob peeled and grated fresh (or ½ teaspoon ground dried ginger)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic chili sauce
    or to taste- can substitute with sriracha sauce
  • ½ cup Carrots
    julienned or grated
  • 1 cup Mushrooms
    (we used button mushrooms, but shiitake or other mushrooms are also fabulous)
  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing Rice Wine
    or dry sherry
  • 1 cup Bell peppers
    sliced thinly
  • 1 cup Snap peas julienned
  • 2 tablespoon Soy sauce (tamari)
    2-3 tablespoons depending on your preference
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
    or sugar alternative
  • ¼ teaspoon White pepper
  • 3 Green onions sliced long on an angle


  • Bring a large pot to boil with water. Once boiling add your lo mein noodles and cook per package directions or until just aldente. Drain. Rinse with cold water and add sesame oil and toss to coat well. Set aside
  • In a wok or frying pan, add oil, garlic, ginger, garlic chili paste or Sriracha sauce and stir fry just until aromatic. Add carrots and mushrooms and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Add bell peppers, snap peas and fry for 1 minute until turn bright green.
  • Add cooked lo mein noodles to the vegetables in the wok. Add soy sauce (tamari), sugar or sugar alternative and white pepper and toss until well coated. Add green onions and give a quick toss and serve hot. Enjoy!


Chef's Notes: Feel free to use any vegetables you desire but julienned to keep them similar in shape. Stir Fry your harder vegetables first. If you wish to add a protein such as chicken, pork or beef to this recipe, please slice thinly and fry first before adding the vegetables. If you like it spicier, add more chili garlic sauce or Sriracha and white pepper to taste. If you like it saltier, add a dash more of soya sauce. If you like it sweeter, then add a dash more of sugar or sugar alternative.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4195IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg