1¼ cup vegetable stock
3 tbsp cornstarch
4 tbsp light soy sauce
¾ cup water
350 g nest thin egg noodles (You may replace noodles with ramen, udon and even glass noodles.)
1 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp grated ginger
4 shitake mushrooms (washed & sliced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
450 g shrimp (shelled & deveined)
200 g chye sim (leaves & stalks cut into 2” pcs) you may replace cai xin with bean sprouts or xiao bai cai
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
¼ tsp pepper
1 red chili (thinly sliced, for garnish)
Lo mein translates to tossed noodles. This means that the yellow egg noodles are cooked separately and then later tossed in a pan or wok with stir-fried ingredients. Many get confused between chow mein and lo mein. The former requires the noodles to be stir-fried until crispy. However, the latter does not require the noodles to be stir-fried for further cooking.
Made up with all the components necessary for a well-rounded, healthy meal, this shrimp Lo Mein recipe will be a good dish to serve kids as well. This popular Cantonese dish uses shrimp which is an easy protein to cook. Simply cook the noodles and do a quick stir-fry with the other ingredients, and you have yourself a wholesome meal to serve yourself and your family.
Why try this noodle recipe? This shrimp Lo Mein recipe is tastier than any takeout, so try out this easy recipe. Fire up the wok and get to cooking this delicious shrimp Lo Mein.
You can substitute the shrimp with chicken, beef, seafood, or just go vegetarian, and incorporate more vegetables into the dish.
Most kinds of pasta that are as thin as lo mein will pair well with the sauce and other ingredients in this dish. Try angel hair, or spaghetti. Fettuccine or linguine may work well but ensure that it is cooked al dente and that the sauce coats the noodles evenly. Alternatively, you could try the Asian staple, ramen.
Other than chye sim, as indicated in the ingredients list, xiao bai cai, cai xin, and beansprouts can be used. Vegetables that have a natural crunch and bite to them like carrots, bell pepper strips, snow peas, or water chestnuts can also be added.
If you are looking to add more flavor to the dish, try tweaking the ingredients in the Lo Mien sauce. Add chicken stock instead of vegetable stock. You can also add in oyster sauce or dark brown sugar for some sweetness or fish sauce for some salty and nutty flavor.
Transfer to aserving bowl and serve immediately, garnishing with red chilies on top
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