Looking for an easy Chinese New Year or Hawaiian luau recipe? Find out how to make this simple Chinese Vegetable Lo Mein recipe that’s always a hit!
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Chinese New Year is coming up and that’s a big deal in our family.

While it’s usually all about spending time with family, it’s also about all the yummy food we get to eat.

This easy vegetable lo mein recipe is a kid-friendly staple at any Chinese New Year dinner.

Plus, you can always add in chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, or tofu to make it a meal on its own. It’s super versatile.

And if you’re throwing a Hawaiian luau, you’ll definitely want to make a whole sheet pan of these vegetable lo mein noodles.

They are the perfect side dish for kalua pork, shoyu chicken, or teriyaki chicken skewers.

Before I share this homemade vegetable lo mein recipe, I want to answer a few common questions about lo mein.

Chinese Lo Mein FAQs

What is Lo Mein?

Lo mein is a Chinese noodle dish that usually has vegetables and a protein.

What’s the difference between Lo Mein vs. Chow Mein?

Lo mein noodles are cooked by boiling while chow mein noodles are fried.

Is vegetable lo mein healthy?

Yes, as long as you stick to the portion size. You can also add in extra veggies to boost the amount of nutrients.

Learn how to make this veggie lo mein recipe that's perfect for Chinese New Year. Image of vegetable lo mein noodles.

Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe

Serves 6

Vegetable Lo Mein Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 to 5 cups vegetables, cut thin (I used broccoli florets, julienned carrot sticks, and 1 cup bean sprouts)
  • 1 (14 ounce) package lo mein noodles, cooked according to package directions

For the sauce:

Vegetable Lo Mein ingredients. Image of bowls full of vegetables and sauces.

How to Make Veggie Lo Mein

In a large (12 inch or larger) skillet, wok, or dutch oven over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and the vegetables. Cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 2 to 3 minutes. 

Stir fry the vegetables in a pan. Image of chopped broccoli, carrots, and bean sprouts in a skillet.

Whisk together the sauce ingredients. Pour over the vegetables and bring to a boil.

Make the veggie lo mein sauce and pour it over the vegetables. Image of sauce being made in a measuring cup.

Add the cooked noodles and toss together to coat in the sauce.

Add in the cooked lo mein noodles and toss together. Image of veggies and noodles in a skillet.

And that’s it! I told you this veggie lo mein recipe was super easy!

This tasty vegetable lo mein recipe is perfect on it's own or as a side dish. Image of a bowl of veggie lo mein.

Looking for other Asian recipes to try? Learn how to make Mochiko Chicken, Shoyu Chicken, or General Tso’s Chicken.

Yield: 6

Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

Chinese vegetable lo mein recipe by top Hawaii blog Hawaii Travel with Kids.

This quick and simple Vegetable Lo Mein recipe is the perfect side dish for any Chinese food or you can eat it as a meal in its own.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 to 5 cups vegetables, cut thin (I used broccoli florets, julienned carrot sticks, and 1 cup bean sprouts)
  • 1 (14 ounce) package lo mein noodles, cooked according to package directions
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup liquid aminos
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon PLUS 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon xanthan gum, for thickening

Instructions

  1. In a large (12 inch or larger) skillet, wok, or dutch oven over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and the vegetables. Cook until the vegetables begin to soften, about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  2. Whisk together the sauce ingredients. Pour over the vegetables and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the cooked noodles and toss together to coat in the sauce.

Notes

You can substitute in your favorite vegetables, like baby bok choy, sugar snap peas, or bell peppers to change it up.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1158mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 27gSugar: 20gProtein: 21g

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