Skillet of Vegetarian Lo Mein
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5 from 14 votes

Easy 20 Minute Vegetarian Lo Mein

This easy vegetarian lo mein is done in under 20 minutes and tastes divinely of umami veggies and delicious sesame and soy sauce!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chinese stir fry, lo mein, vegetarian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice


Lo Mein Sauce

  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar

Vegetarian Lo Mein

  • 8.5 oz noodles e.g. ramen noodles or egg noodles 240g
  • 1 tbsp oil e.g. canola or sesame
  • 2 tbsp ginger minced or finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 red chilli for heat leave in the seeds, finely chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms e.g. champignon chopped into quarters. 150-200g
  • 2 cups cabbage cut into strips. 200g
  • 3/4 cup broccoli cut into small florets. 100g
  • 1 carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 1/2 red bell pepper chopped, optional
  • 3 green onions separate white and green parts
  • 1 tbsp mirin or white wine, sherry
  • sesame seeds for garnish, optional


  • Make the sauce: Mix all the sauce ingredients together.
  • Cook the noodles: Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain them and coat in a little sesame oil or other oil for them to unstick from each other. Set aside.
  • Prep the vegetables: Cut them as you like or as I described in the ingredients list. 
  • Cook the vegetables: In a large skillet, on medium high heat, pour a little neutral oil in. Add in garlic and ginger and sauté until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add all the other vegetables - except for the green parts of the green onion - and cook until tender. Around 6 minutes, depending a little on the size you chose. Sprinkle with pepper. You may also wait with the cabbage until the last minute of sautéing to have more crunch.
  • Deglaze and mix: Add mirin or white wine to the pan to deglaze it (to get the flavorful brown bits from the pan into the sauce). Add in the cooked noodles and the sauce and give it a mix, to make sure the noodles are warm before serving.
  • Serve: Serve warm and sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.


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You can add all the veggies you prefer, I often add green bell peppers and also more mushrooms. 
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/3
Servings Per Container 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 102.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.4g 18%
Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 929mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4.9g 20%
Sugars 11.1g
Protein 7.8g 16%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. If you have any specific dietary concerns, please consult with your healthcare practitioner.