Quick and Easy Lo Mein

This healthy lo mein is packed with fresh crunchy vegetables. Lo mein is one of our all-time favourite Chinese dishes, and it couldn’t be easier to make! With a handful of ingredients and about 10 minutes of your stir-fry skills will result in this Chinese classic that’s less effort than rummaging around for a takeaway menu in the first place. Exploring new quick and easy dinner recipes? This homemade quick and easy lo mein is far fresher and more flavoursome!


  • Dry ramen noodles
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 3 fresh onions (white and green)
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 handful of fresh mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 minced chili
  • 1 fresh hot pepper, sliced
  • 1 broccoli
    • Sauce
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

* In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and set aside.


  1. Cook the noodles as described on the package. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Chop/slice the vegetables in tiny bits and set aside.
  3. Heat cooking oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the ginger, the onions, the chili and saute for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetables and stir-fry for about 5 minutes, then stir in the noodles and the sauce and cook for another 4 minutes – with the vegetables still fresh and crunchy.
  5. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

NB: We only used vegetables in this recipe, but feel free to use eggs, chicken, beef, shrimp or anything else to twist the recipe to your delight.


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