Yes, Beef Lo Mein from your favorite Chinese Restaurant is delicious but making it at home can be just as rewarding or in some cases possibly better! This is the type of dish where you get to utilize the odds and ends in your crisper so feel free to add whatever veggies you might have lingering in the refrigerator. Another great thing about this Beef Lo Mein recipe, vegetarians can totally omit the beef and still enjoy a wonderful meal. I picked up the ingredients at Massy Stores and got the beef and noodles on special as part of their Dollar Stretcher Promotion.
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To prepare the beef for our beef lo mein we have to do a process called velveting which is essentially a necessary step in tenderizing beef for stir fried dishes. To achieve this you will need to add baking soda, cornstarch, a drizzle of oil and one tablespoon of soy sauce to the beef and combine well. Set aside and leave to marinate for 10 minutes.
Make sure your water is at a rolling boil and salt the water before adding the noodles to cook. It’s important to make sure you use enough water so the noodles have enough liquid to cook evenly without clumping up. For two cups of noodles use about five cups of water. Cook the noodles for 4 -5 minutes, drain then transfer to a bowl.
To make the sauce for our Beef Lo Mein combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, MSG, sugar and black pepper in a bowl.