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Homemade Lo Mein

Lately, Mehmet and I have been watching lots and lots of travel vlogs on YouTube (I know, I know, we’re so exciting).  I had no idea there was an entire genre of travel vlogs, or that watching other people’s adventures could be so captivating!  We both love to travel and are constantly trying to do more of it.  Watching these vlogs has opened our eyes to beautiful destinations we had never even heard of before.  Our travel bucket list gets longer and longer with each episode we watch!

For the past few weeks we’ve been watching one of favorite travel vloggers, Kara and Nate, travel Asia.  One of the things we particularly like about this couple is that they are always sharing what they eat during their journeys.  And they are always eating!  While they’ve been exploring Asia, we’ve watched them eat delicious looking noodles in many different countries.  Each time someone places a heaping bowl of noodles in front of them, our stomachs start to growl and we crave the same thing!

I’m definitely no expert at making Asian dishes, if we’re craving Asian food we typically go out for it, but I decided to give homemade lo mein a try and see how it compared to our favorite take out.  Remember that time I told you how we accidentally ordered 100 pairs of chopsticks?  Well we have about 90 of those left, so I figured this would also be a good way to try to use up some of those.

Homemade lo mein definitely did not disappoint.  It was also super easy to make, you can cook up the veggies and make the sauce while the water for the noodles comes to a boil, cook the noodles and toss it all together.  Not only did this taste great, but I think it definitely must be healthier than our go to take-out.

I’m sharing this post at Fiesta Friday, hosted by Laurena and Jhuls this week.  Check it out!

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Homemade Lo Mein
A homemade version of the takeout favorite that is simple and quick to pull together.
lo mein dish close up
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings
Ingredients
lo mein dish close up
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. When it is boiling, add the noodles and cook according to package instructions, then drain.
  2. In a large pan or wok heat the sesame oil on medium heat. Add the carrots and red pepper. Cook until they just begin to soften, about 3-5 minutes. Then add the bok choy stems. Season with celery salt.
  3. While the vegetables are cooking, make the sauce. Combine the soy sauce, honey, mirin and gochujang and whisk until combined. Add the sauce to the pan with the vegetables.
  4. Add the cooked noodles to the vegetables and the sauce and stir until everything is combined. Topped with scallions and sesame seeds, enjoy!
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