Lo Mian (Egg Noodles with Beef and Chinese Broccoli)

  • Serves

    serves 4

Lo mian, literally ''tossed (or mixed) noodles'', is the generic term for any combination of fresh egg noodles and stir-fried vegetables and/or meat known in restaurants in the United States as lo mein.


  • 3 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ lb. top sirloin steak, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ½ lb. Chinese broccoli, trimmed, leaves and stems thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 lb. dan mian (fresh thick egg noodles)
  • ½ tsp. sesame oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Step 1

Combine 1 tbsp. light soy sauce, 1 tbsp. oyster sauce, and sugar in a bowl. Add beef and marinate for 20 minutes.

Step 2

Heat vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Add beef and stir-fry until it begins to brown. Add broccoli and stir-fry until tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Step 3

Bring stock, remaining 2 tbsp. light soy sauce, remaining 2 tbsp. oyster sauce, and dark soy sauce to a boil in wok over high heat. Add noodles, stir, and cook until most of liquid has been absorbed, 5-10 minutes. Stir in sesame oil, beef, and broccoli. Season with pepper and serve.

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