Chinese Takeout Beef Lo Mein

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You can never go wrong with Chinese takeaways. They are always packed with savory goodness that keeps you from ordering them again. One of the best dishes on the menu that you can order is beef lo mein. If you still haven’t tried it before, you definitely should, as it’s incredibly good. I recommend this homemade Chinese takeout beef lo mein recipe by Jason Farmer.


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It tastes like the ones you can get from a high-quality Chinese takeout restaurant or even better. The beef is so tender and flavorful. It is sautéed with fresh vegetables and noodles, then tossed into a sweet and savory sauce. The umami flavors of this dish will surely get you hooked! Serve it with crispy egg rolls.

Easy Chinese Takeout Beef Lo Mein Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cabbage
  • 1/4 cup of onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup of carrot
  • 1 tablespoon of ginger (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup of bean sprouts
  • 2-4 scallions (1-inch slices)
  • 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine
  • neutral oil
  • 16 oz lo mein noodles

Beef marinade:

  • 8 oz flank steak or skirt steak (thinly sliced across the grain)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of light soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Shaoxing wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon of neutral oil

For the sauce:

Dry ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

Wet ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of oyster sauce

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How to Make Beef Lo Mein

Step 1:

Rinse the beef under cold running water for about a minute, then drain well. Add baking soda and massage into the meat for about a minute. Add the other marinade ingredients and mix well. Marinate for 15 minutes or up to overnight.

Step 2:

Make the sauce. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Pour the chicken stock and whisk until everything is dissolved. Add in the wet ingredients and mix well. Set aside for later. (Make sure to stir before using)

Step 3:

Prepare the lo mein noodles according to package instructions. Drain well and toss with oil.

Step 4:

Place a wok or pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and swirl it around.

Step 5:

Add cabbage, onion, and carrot. Sauté for about 1 minute, then set aside.

Step 6:

Return your wok or pan to medium-high heat.

Step 7:

Add 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon of ginger, and 1 tablespoon of garlic. Sauté for about 10 to 20 seconds.

Step 8:

Add noodles and toss well. Mix until noodles are pliable.

Step 9:

Bring back the beef and vegetables and mix until thoroughly mixed.

Easy Chinese Takeout Beef Lo Mein Ingredients
Image by Jason Farmer via YouTube

Step 10:

Move the noodles to one side of the pan or work, then deglaze the bottom with 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine. Toss with the noodles.

Step 11:

Stir the sauce mixture and move the noodles to one side again. Add the sauce to the pan, not on top of the noodles. Cook for about 15 to 20 seconds until thickened, then switch off the heat.

How to Make Beef Lo Mein
Image by Jason Farmer via YouTube

Step 12:

Stir in the noodles into the sauce. Add chopped green onions and bean sprouts. Mix well then serve.

Chinese Takeout Beef Lo Mein

Chinese Takeout Lo Mein Recipe

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