A popular classic, chicken lo mein has become a staple of Cantonese and American dining.
The History Of Lo Mein
A classic take-out food, chicken lo mein comes from the use of Chinese lo mein noodles. These are egg noodles and are typically served with veggies and a protein, whether that be chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.
In fact, lo mein is actually a dry variation on wonton noodle soup. Typically, the soup part of the dish is removed from the noodles and served on the side.
The dish, sometimes considered the same as chow mein, is of Cantonese origin and is traditionally stirred with meat and veggies along with a thin, clear sauce.
However, things are a little different when talking about the Americanized version of the dish. In the U.S., the lo mein noodles are typically stir-fried with a sauce that includes various seasonings and soy sauce.
Getting Chicken Lo Mein
This mouth-watering dish is one that can be found at several different Chinese restaurants around Paris. If you’re looking to make an order, here are a couple of places you might want to check out:
- La Cuisine de Chez Moi, located at 14 rue Richer, Strasbourg-St Denis/Bonne Nouvelle
- Fresh Noodles & Wok, located at 23 rue Saint-Denis Châtelet/Les Halles
The Popular Egg Noodle
This egg-based noodle is unique in that in American Chinese cuisine, it can be served both crispy and in regular noodle-form. It’s also a prime example of a dish that has gotten changed throughout history to fit different tastes throughout the world.
Though the origins of lo mein and the traditional dish itself are slightly different than the lo mein that can be found in most restaurants, both iterations of the meal have found a place in kitchens throughout the world.
Make Your Own Chicken Lo Mein
If you want to try your hand at putting together your own chicken lo mein, there are tons of recipes out there that are worth taking a look at!
For this super simple – and very yummy – dish, you’ll need:
- 1 lb sliced chick breast
- 1 teaspoon of pepper
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
- 1/4 cup of chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of minced fresh dinger
- 1/2 cup of shiitake mushrooms
- 1/2 cup of onions
- 1/2 cup of carrots
- 1/2 cup of sugar snap peas
- 4 services of egg noodles
- 1 tablespoon of scallions
Check out the rest of the recipe and get cooking!
Variations On Chicken Lo Mein
To switch up the recipe, try adding different meats into the mix. You don’t have to stop at one, either – you can make your very own “house” lo mein by choosing several types of meats and veggies to add to your egg noodles.
A Classic Dish
Whether you go out for your chicken lo mein or choose to make it yourself, both the traditional and beloved take-out meal versions of the dish are sure to be a winner.