Last Updated on May 26, 2018 by Chef Mireille
Chinese Restaurants in NY are a staple, but we have the resources to make the same things at home with 1/2 the calories and price and also customizing it to our specific tastes.
You never see the Chinese eating what they serve us -oily, calorie laden food.
Go to Chinatown, buy some fresh ingredients and you can make your own version of Lo Mein, easy as 1-2-3.
First go to Deluxe Supermarket, a huge market that runs the entire length of the block from Mott to Mulberry (there is an entrance on each side). Here you can get a variety of meats sliced paper thin and they cook very fast – so this is perfect to use in Lo Mein.
Next you can get Lo Mein noodles, either dried or fresh in many of the markets located throughout Chinatown. I like using the fresh noodles, but this is only if you are going to use them the same day. Otherwise, purchase the dried noodles.
This “recipe” I am not going to include quantities so you can really customize it and make it your personal tastes. Anyway, recipes should be used as a guide and not as a Bible. This is how you develop your own style of cooking.
ginger, finely chopped
thinly sliced meat (chicken, pork, beef, lamb)
vegetables (whatever variety you like)
1 package fresh lo mein noodles (if using dried noodles, they must be cooked in boiling water al dente before making lo mein)