Lo mein is a Chinese restaurant takeout favorite that's easy to make at home. This lo mein recipe features lean pork loin chops and snap peas, but snow peas or asparagus work well too. Serve with shredded radish and cabbage tossed with rice vinegar.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.

  • Combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch and sugar in a small bowl.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add snap peas and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add pork and cook, stirring, until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir the soy sauce mixture, pour into the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the pasta to the pan and toss to coat with the sauce. Serve topped with scallions.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 51g 16% DV; dietary fiber 8.3g 33% DV; sugars 4.9g; fat 11.6g 18% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 43mg 14% DV; vitamin a iu 487.2IU 10% DV; vitamin c 9.6mg 16% DV; folate 39.5mcg 10% DV; calcium 76.2mg 8% DV; iron 3.6mg 20% DV; magnesium 103.9mg 37% DV; potassium 373.7mg 11% DV; sodium 751.2mg 30% DV; thiamin 0.6mg 61% DV; added sugar 1g.

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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
Better than take out! Good recipe. Added a little soy sauce to our plates but didn't need any other tweaking. Pros: Budget friendly easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy and tastes great Used chicken instead of pork and added more vegetables like they do at the restaurant... all we were missing was the egg roll and fortune cookies:). The soy sauce smelled very strong as it was cooking but the taste was very balanced. Pros: Easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
BOMB-DIGITY Used Sesame seed oil in place of canola and reduced the rice vinegar to 2 tablespoons. Added a few other veggies and this was aMAzing! Definitely going to make this again. Thank you Eating well! Pros: EASY TO MAKE Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Vinegar City My family found this recipe barely edible. We threw it away. I'm sure there is a way to tweak the sauce but 3 Tblsps of vinegar ruined the dish. Pros: Looked great Cons: Tasted bad Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good substitute for takeout I thought this was tasty. I added more vegetables to the snow peas: broccoli nappa cabbage carrot. My husband likes it a little sweeter so he added a little agave to his dish. Next time I make it I'll reduce the vinegar to 2 Tbs. Cons: Too much vinegar Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This was just OK. I followed the recipe exactly. Not the best thing I ever ate but it was quick and easy. I'll make again with the added veggies that other reviewers recommended. Pros: Quick Easy Cheap Cons: NULL Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Not bad not great i used 2 T. vinegar like other suggestions and added carrots napa cabbage and onion. this was good but nothing special. will stick to a stir fry recipe i use for whole foods which is very similar. Pros: easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family found this recipe barely edible. I'm sure there is a way to tweak it--for starters 3 Tblsps of rice vinegar is too much. The entire dish tasted pretty much like vinegar. Pros: Looks good Cons: Tastes awful Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy and Great Flavor I've made many stir fry's and this was the easiest! Just a few ingredients and full of flavor. I thought the amount of soy sauce would be too much but after reading other reviews I made the recipe as written. The balance of flavors was right on. We like things a little spicy so I added crushed chili flakes. Also marinated the pork in a couple tablespoons of sauce for about 30 minutes. Next time will add more veggies...shredded carrot napa cabbage. Pros: Easy Read More