Authentic Pork Lo Mein - Chinese

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"My friends mom is Chinese and living in Hong Kong, and she sent my friend this family recipe, at my request, because I couldn't find a good one on the internet, and I asked him if his mom had a special recipe. If you love Lo Mein and want to make an authentic Chinese recipe for it, then this is it! You can find the noodles in your neighborhood Asian Market and maybe in the International section of your local supermarket. If you can't find fresh (chinese) noodles, then use the dry noodles. Rice wine should not be confused with sake, although sake is certainly rice wine. The two are made very differently, and the recipe below is for rice wine NOT Sake. You may substitute Mirin, which is a Japanese sweet cooking wine. You can change this up and make Shrimp, Chicken, or Beef Lo Mein by using either fresh whole shrimp, fresh chicken pieces or beef strips in place of the tenderloin. Cooking time includes marinating time."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (443.6 g)
  • Calories 796.1
  • Total Fat - 29.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1444.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 113.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 7.3 g
  • Protein - 17.4 g
  • Calcium - 62.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 59.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cut pork into thin strips, and then into pieces. Mix with meat marinade for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Slice mushrooms, bamboo shoots, red pepper and zucchini into thin strips. Mix sauce.

Step 3

Parboil noodles for 3 minutes. Rinse and drain.

Step 4

Bring another pot of water to boil, and keep hot.

Step 5

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in wok. Stir fry all vegetables together for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Sprinkle on a little salt and 1 teaspoons of sugar. Set aside.

Step 7

Add 2 tablespoons oil, and stir fry pork until done.

Step 8

Add sauce mixture. Stir until thickened.

Step 9

Add the vegetables. Stir until well mixed.

Step 10

Put noodles into hot pot of water for 10-15 seconds, just to heat. Drain.

Step 11

Put back in pot, and add seasonings to noodles.

Step 12

Serve meat and vegetables over noodles.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Lo Mein is an all time favorite with us, and this is a super delicious recipe for it! It went great with my Chinese meal too!

review by:
(27 Apr 2020)


This will be made often here, both DH and I really enjoyed this dish. I did make a few slight changes due to food allergies, I omitted the oyster sauce and used corn pasta instead of egg noodles and everything worked out nicely.

review by:
(20 Dec 2017)


We fell in love with this dish after about 2 bites! I plan to have it again very soon. I might try shrimp and leave out the bell peppers next time for a nice change.

review by:
(26 Jan 2014)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This is 5 star plus, great flavour and so easy to make. Do not be scared off because the recipe looks so long it is not complicated. The instructions are very easy to follow. I made the sauces in the morning, chopped all the vegetables put it all in the fridge - It took about 15 minutes start to finish to cook it. We loved the flavour it was just right - a smooth lovely taste. Thanks Linda for sharing this recipe it is a real gem

(8 Sep 2012)


Luscious Pork Lo Mein!

review by:
(21 Apr 2012)