The Lowdown on Lo Mein


Serve with a dash of soy and a side of chopsticks!

I don’t know how it’s possible, but I’ve never cooked Chinese food before. (Unless you include instant Ramen noodles, which I don’t.) I absolutely love Chinese food. But when I’m in the mood for spring rolls, instead of cooking, I run off to one of my three favorite Chinese restaurants, all within a few miles of my house.

But yesterday, in honor of Chinese New Year, I decided to cook Chinese. Over the weekend, my husband  picked up whole wheat lo mein noodles and hoisin sauce. I sauteed the vegetables we happened to have in the house– green peas, grated carrots, diced green onions, and garlic. I cubed extra firm tofu, tossed in the already cooked noodles, and threw in a few tablespoons of hoisin sauce. Voila! Year of the Dragon Noodles. The kids loved it, and I’ve finally made my Chinese friends proud.

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7 thoughts on “The Lowdown on Lo Mein

  1. Congratulations!!! IT looks yummy!!! And certain chinese would say that when you eat noodles on Chinese New Year- then you will have LONG life 🙂

  2. I made the same thing on Friday night — and it was my VERY! FIRST! TIME! cooking Lo Mein too! And I wasn’t even thinking of the Chinese new year, maybe unconsciously 😉

    Congrats to both of us! I wish I’d photographed mine. It had broccoli, shaved carrots, bean sprouts, onion and asian imitation chicken. Maybe I did photograph mine. Have to go check in the camera… or maybe not (I photograph food a lot & forget about it).

    In any case, yay!!!

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