Beef Lo Mein | Recipe

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Got a sweet asian chick

she make lo mein

Lo mein will always remind me of Chinese buffets in Cleveland, we use to go to Chinese buffets ALL the time growing up. It probably explains why my Taiwanese cousins called my brother "Little Fat Boy," when we visited them in Asia. My dad loved buffets, it was the best bang for his buck and for a family of four this was fine dining for us. As we got older, we started eating at the buffets less (and going to like actual restaurants lol), but we still always went on New Year's Day; 1.) because it was open 2.) because it was cheap AF 3.) it is the best thing for your hungover ass self

So this dish has a special place in my heart as being a key lifesaver when I was close to death and needed to grease my stomach before I could even begin to think about ever being about a normal human being again. RIP Panda Express of my teenage years (now closed). Anyway, this dish is great hungover or not because we don't use as much soy sauce as the buffet, which I'm pretty sure used a half gallon.

 get lo.

get lo.

SHAWTY GOT LO, LO, LOOO [MEIN]:

  • 2/3 bag of lo mein noodles
  • 1 tbsp shao xing wine
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • chili flakes 
  • snow peas, onions, carrots & scallion - chop everything except the snow peas

    MEAT MARINATES:
  • 6 oz sirloin steak 
  • 1/2 tsp canola oil 
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp soy sauce 
  • 1 tsp canola oil 

1. Mix your meat + spices / oils and marinate for 10-12 mins
2. Heat up a pan with 2 tbsp of oil and add your beef. Sear for a couple of minutes on high & set aside. 
3. Heat up a pot of water and cook your noodles according to the package. While they are cooking you can proceed to step #4, if the noodles are done before your veggies cook, drain them and then rinse with cold water so they don't stick together and become a noodle clump.
4. Add a couple more tbsp of oil into your pan and add in onions. After 30 seconds, add your garlic, snow peas, carrots & shao xing wine.
5. Add your noodles and beef after the veggies have cooked for 3-4 mins or until they have a nice crisp. Cover with a lid for 30 seconds to let the noodles + meat steam.
6. Add in all additional sauces + spices, stir fry for an additional minute. Top with sesame seeds and eat! 

X, 

 

Ewa