Fake Lo Mein

Enjoy the great taste of this Chinese dish without the calories of the noodles.


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 4

preparation time: 30 minutes



1 pound flank steak or , thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, mashed

salt and black pepper to taste

1 tbs. canola or soy oil

½ onion, sliced

1 tsp. grated ginger

1 carrot, julienned

1 cup snow peas

2 cups chopped cabbage or napa cabbage

1 or 2 cups of other vegetable of your choice: mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower

1 to 2 tbs. soy sauce

1/3 cup chopped scallions



1 – Season the meat with garlic, salt and a drizzle of oil. Set aside while you prepare the other ingredients.

2 – Heat ½ tablespoon oil in a large pan and add the meat. Fry for 2 minutes, mix and let it cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

3 – Heat the other half of the tbs. oil and add the other ingredients: onion, ginger, carrots, snow peas, cabbage, mushrooms and zucchini.

4 – Add soy sauce and mix well. Let it cook until the vegetables are al dente (cooked, but not too much).

5 – Add the meat back, stir well and taste the seasoning (if necessary, add more salt or soy sauce).

6 – Turn off the heat and add the scallions.


Tips and Options:

  • Be careful with the seasoning: soy sauce is already quite salty.
  • Instead of beef, use chicken breast, pork or shrimp.


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