Lo Mien and Chow Mien Noodles are both made from wheat flour with eggs added. Lo mien are stir fried and cooked in high heat. It is similar to our pancit canton, except I find Lo Mien to be a bit sweet.
In Binondo (in Manila), if you order this, they make the noodles fresh and right in front of you or a see thru kitchen. I always have fun watching them make my noodles.
Beef Lo Mien Recipe
200 gms lo mein noodles (cooked according to packet instructions and drained)
200 gms beef stir-fry strips
1 tablespoon oil
5 gralic cloves (minced)
1 carrot julienned
1/2 cabbage sliced
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 cups frozen Asian stir-fry vegetables
1/4 cup hoisin sauce (or replace with oyster sauce if Hoisin Sauce is not available)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
Salt and Pepper
- Marinate beef in cornstarch and 1 tbsp soy sauce.
- Prepare a big pan (or wok) and add oil. Make sure oil is hot enough and cook meat until done. Set aside.
- In same pan, saute garlic, then add carrot and cabbage.Add sesame oil, soy sauce, and hoisin sauce. Quickly mix and cover vegetables for a minute.
- Add noodles and meat and toss. Turn off heat and transfer to plate.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with some sesame seeds and serve hot.