If you are obsessed with P.F.Chang’s lo Mein, this copycat recipe is easy, fresh, less expensive, and every bit as delicious as the real thing!
Every time the family eats at P.F.Changs, we usually order a lo Mein to pass around the table. It is a great side to fill folks up (especially when guys are in the mix), and the mixture of textures, colors, and flavors is incredible. This is one dish that I consider “worth it” when I decide to indulge in pasta. Loaded with vegetables and protein, it is one of the better options for sure.
What is P.F. Chang’s signature lo Mein?
This popular dish is made of egg noodles, mushrooms, Asian vegetables, and a savory soy sauce. Protein options are Vegetable, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Shrimp, or a combination of any of these.
What is the difference between chow Mein and lo Mein?
Both noodles are made from wheat flour and egg. The main difference between chow mein and lo mein noodles is the texture of the noodles. Chow Mein noodles are fried to a crisp texture whereas lo Mein noodles are soft.
What ingredients are used to make lo Mein?
The ingredients used to make lo Mein will likely contain a few items you won’t normally have on hand. The good thing is that most ingredients can be found on two aisles~produce and condiments. The breakdown follows.
- Produce aisle: Snow peas, carrots, green onion, garlic, colored peppers, fresh ginger, cremini mushrooms, and Lo Mein noodles. I looked for Lo Mein noodles forever and finally found them smack dab in the middle of the produce, located in the green onion, garlic, snow peas area. Note: these noodles are fresh and will have a sell-by date which you may want to check before buying.
- Condiments aisle: You’ll want to head to the condiments aisle to buy soy sauce, sesame oil, and sriracha (aka Rooster Sauce). Don’t skip this savvy condiment; you can use this for so many things. Often called the “crack condiment,” it is the gold standard of sriracha sauce.
The assorted vegetables add fabulous color, texture and flavor to this dish. Best of all, they are the healthiest part of the entire dish.
What skillet or wok is best for making lo Mein?
If you love making stir fry dishes like this one, you’ll probably want to invest in a wok. This top rated wok on amazon is less than $40 and has over 3,500 reviews. For this price, you’ll definitely get) your money’s worth, and the large size and sloped sides will make stir-frying an easier (less messy) task.
NOTE: I usually double (or triple) the sauce to serve extra on the side. Most of my people always reach for extra to pour over their lo Mein.
If you try this Lo Mein, I’d love to hear what you think! If you are a fan of the P.F. Chang’s version, I’d love to know how you think this recipe compares. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
- LO MEIN
- 8 ounces lo mein noodles*
- 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 red, orange or yellow bell pepper, julienned
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 1/2 cup snow peas
- 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, or more, to taste
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger and Sriracha; set aside.
- In a large pot of boiling water, cook lo mein noodles according to package instructions; drain well.
- Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat.
- Add snow peas; cook several minutes.
- Add garlic, mushrooms, bell pepper and carrot.
- Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in egg noodles and soy sauce mixture, and gently toss to combine.
- Serve immediately.
Sauce may be doubled or tripled and served in a bowl alongside the lo Mein.
Serving Size:8 oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 281mg Carbohydrates: 12g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Protein: 3g