Pork Lo Mein

One of my all-time favorite take-out foods is Lo-Mein, this recipe will win you over to make it again and again, it’s made with ground pork, is ready in under 30 minutes and you’ll probably have plenty of leftovers to enjoy too!   

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It never fails when there is nothing else in mind to cook I make everyone’s favorite take-out meals. This is at the top of the list!

For more of my take-out recipe click here.


One of the best parts of ordering Chinese Food to me is having leftovers the next day.

There really is nothing more comforting than a nice bowl of low mein noodles, add in what you like. You can also make this with shrimp or even hard-boiled eggs if you’re looking for a fun breakfast too. Add in all the veggies you like!


I usually make sure I order extra, just so I can enjoy it all over again. 

Lo Mein is one of my favorites and now you can make it at home EASILY in just a few steps. It’s bound to be a crowd-pleaser!

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I typically order Chicken Lo Mein, but once I tried making Lo Mein at home with ground pork, I was hooked!

But you can easily make this dish with gound chicken, ground turkey, or precooked chicken works great too.

This is one of those go-to meals for me, I make it OFTEN.

Saute the ground pork with scallions and asparagus. If you’re not an asparagus fan or don’t have any use what vegetables you like or have, celery, bok choy, broccoli are all great options. If you have hardly anything on hand give some carrots and peas a try!


Ladle pasta in so the starch of the pasta water helps thicken the sauce. 

Alternatively you can drain the pasta, then place the noodles over the meat and stir, and cook it on medium heat while adding the sauce stirring until he sauce is cooked into the pasta.

Pour the sauce over and give it all a toss.

Stir in carrot at the end.

I make this meal just about every week. I vary the vegetables according to what is in season. This is a crowd pleaser, it reheats wonderfully. It really is like having great Chinese food leftovers in your refrigerator, it’s so good….some days I eat it for breakfast!


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My other favorite version of this recipe is chicken lo main, just use boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced and sauteed, and add the sauce and vegetables with pasta, so delicious! Often I leave out the oyster sauce, but just add the soy sauce, sesame oil, and chicken broth, it’s so easy and yummy and is one of my favorite go-to meals.

Add sesame seeds for a fun topping.

Also adding diced green onions add great flavor.

More great Asian Inspired Recipes:

NOTE: On the East Coast, this dish is often called lo-mein on the West Coast it’s often called Chow Mein.


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4.67 from 3 votes

Pork Lo Mein

A delicious and easy Asian-style noodle dish with protein and vegetables that will give take out a run for its money!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Chicken, Main Dish, Noodle, Pork
Cuisine: American, Asian
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 pound fettuccine spaghetti, linguine cooked according to package (or Chinese egg noodles)
  • 1 lb ground pork chicken, turkey, or cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus approx 3/4 lb, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • 1 carrot julienned


  • Cook pasta according to the package.
  • In skillet cook ground pork.
  • Add in asparagus and scallions.
  • Cook on medium heat.
  • Prepare sauce: Mix water, bouillon, soy, and oyster sauce along with sesame oil.
  • When pasta is finished cooking, drain or ladle the pasta over the pork and asparagus.
  • Pour on sauce and stir.
  • Add carrot and mix together.


The starch from the pasta water will help the sauce be thick and stick to noodles.
If you prefer it spicy, add chili oil.
Sometimes I add freshly grated ginger.
This meal is easy and ready in less than 30 minutes.
This is WONDERFUL reheated.
A perfect meal to make ahead.
A fun dish to bring to a party.
You may vary the vegetables and use, broccoli, eggplant or squash, or a mixture of all of them.






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Lo Mein Chinese Noodle Dish.

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  1. 4 stars
    I made this recipe last night but substituted broccoli because my boyfriend doesn’t like asparagus. I also used Japanese noodles instead of fetuccini. It was delicious and I’m having leftovers for lunch! Thank you for this easy meal idea!

    1. I often use the dry chicken bouillon, if you have the paste type it will still be a teaspoon. You can adjust the amount to you liking.

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