Pork lo mein

Lo mein is one of our go-to dishes at home. It is easy, fast, and cheap everyday food that the whole family loves to eat. In this version, it is Chinese pork lo mein with vegetables. Read on here and get the easy recipe for delicious Chinese noodles.

pork lo mein in frying pan

Easy dinner in under 30 minutes

Lo mein is one of those dishes we return to again and again.

Both because it can be made in endless ways and with all sorts of different kinds of meat and vegetables, but also because it’s just super easy and really delicious.

It’s such a dish you can advantageously make at the end of the week, and use all the leftover vegetables, which otherwise will just lie at the bottom of the fridge and become a little dull and sloppy.

You can easily exchange the vegetables in our recipe with others so that the dish fits exactly to your taste.

Our kids love broccoli and bell peppers, so we often have that in when we make wok dishes and that sort of thing. Otherwise, it depends a bit on what we have of leftovers in the fridge.

In this version, it’s pork lo mein, and it’s actually just some pork chops we’ve cut into mouth-sized pieces. You can also use other cuts of pork and cut them out, but pork chops can always be obtained at the supermarket.

frying pan with pork lo mein with broccoli and bell pepper
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Ingredient notes

Pork – We bought a packet of pork chops and cut them into mouth-sized pieces. You can also use other cuts of pork.

Noodles – We have used egg noodles, they are the most delicious, and are the ones we like best in such a lo mein.

Vegetables – Onions are used here, pointed cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, sugar snaps, and broccoli, but you can easily replace some of them with others.

Garlic and ginger – We will not do without it in this dish. It helps to give the right Chinese taste.

How to make pork lo mein?

It is super easy to make this delicious lo mein with pork. First, there is the preparation. The sauce is whisked together, the meat is cut out and the vegetables are prepared.

Then you are ready to start cooking.

First, put the noodles over. At the same time, you start frying. First, brown the meat, and then pick it up before searing the vegetables. Finally, add the cooked noodles and then add the sauce and turn everything around before serving.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

lo mein with pork and vegetables in frying pan

Frequently asked questions

Can I save the leftovers?

Yes, you can easily save the leftovers. We always put them in a plastic bucket with a lid, and then they are easy to just heat up in the microwave for lunch the next day.

Can I use other vegetables?

Yes. You can use all types of vegetables in the recipe and you can replace them as it suits you. It is a good way to get the last vegetables in the fridge used.

Can lo mein be frozen?

No, Lo mein is not suitable for being frozen. But the leftovers can be heated and eaten the next day.

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Tips and tricks for pork lo mein

  • Prepare all the ingredients before you start cooking the dish, then there is really fast food on the table.
  • Taste along the way, some like it spicier than others, and this version is made so that it is child-friendly and everyone can eat it. Feel free to put soy and chili sauce on the table so you can take a little extra if you like.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve as a complete evening meal with extra soy sauce and chili sauce.
  • Take the leftovers with you on the packed lunch and heat them in the microwave before eating.

If you like this recipe, you should also try Ground beef fried rice

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easy pork lo mein with vegetables in frying pan

Recipe for easy Chinese noodles with pork

Here you get our recipe for classic Chinese pork lo mein with lots of delicious vegetables. See our recipe as an inspiration, and feel free to replace the vegetables with the ones you have in the fridge or the children’s favorites.

We hope you enjoy trying the recipe and serving a delicious wok with noodles, vegetables, and pork to your family. At our home, it’s always a hit.

pork lo mein in frying pan

Pork lo mein

Recipe for pork lo mein
Lo mein is a delicious and tasty noodle dish, just as you know it from the local Chinese restaurant. It tastes really good and takes less than half an hour from the start until there is food on the table. You can easily swap the vegetables out with others.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 4 people
Calories 856 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g egg noodles
  • 500 g pork chops
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 150 g pointed cabbage
  • 250 g broccoli
  • 150 g sugar snaps
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 4 tbsp oil

Sauce

  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1.5 dl vegetable broth
  • 1.5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1.5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Instructions
 

  • Start by preparing the sauce. All the ingredients go in a bowl and are whisked together. Taste it and set it aside.
  • Prepare the pork chops. Cut them into thin strips and set them aside.
  • The vegetables are prepared. The carrot is peeled and cut into thin strips. The onion is peeled, divided into 2, and cut into thin slices. The bell peppers are cleaned and then cut into thin strips. The broccoli is divided into smaller bouquets. The cabbage is cut into thin strips.
  • Peel the garlic and chop them. The fresh ginger is peeled with a spoon and it is finely grated.
  • In a saucepan, bring water to a boil and add the egg noodles. Boil them according to the instructions on the package. When finished, they are drained.
  • At the same time as the noodles are boiling, heat half the oil in a large pan or in a wok. At high heat, first, roast the pork over high heat. At the last minute, the meat is on the pan add the finely chopped ginger and garlic.
  • When the pork is cooked through, remove it from the pan and set it aside.
  • The rest of the oil is heated to high heat in the pan or wok. Now first sauté the carrots for a minute, then add the bell peppers and onions and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add the finely chopped pointed cabbage and sauté for a minute.
  • Put sugar snaps and broccoli in the pan and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Once the vegetables are seared, the meat returns to the pan. Turn it all around.
  • Put the pre-cooked noodles in the pan and turn down the heat a little, add the sauce, and now turn it around carefully so that the sauce is distributed. Heat the dish through, taste it, and serve immediately.
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