Stir-Fried Lo Mein With Charred Cabbage, Shiitake, and Chives Recipe

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Quick and easy stir-fried noodles with shiitake mushrooms, Chinese chives, and charred cabbage. Melissa Hom

Why It Works

  • Cooking vegetables in batches allows for optimal flavor and texture development.
  • We blanch our noodles first to soften them and make sure they stay separate when stir-fried.
  • Tons of veggies compared to the average noodles stir-fry means that this dish is packed with even more flavor.

While stir-fried lo mein is often mostly noodles with some vegetables for flavor and color, this version comes out with veggies and noodles in almost equal proportions, which means that it's packed with more flavor, in this case cabbage charred until sweet, along with meaty shiitake mushrooms and big stalks of chives.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • Kosher salt

  • 1 pound fresh lo mein noodles

  • 1/4 cup vegetable, canola, or peanut oil, divided

  • 4 cups shredded white cabbage

  • 4 ounces shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced

  • 4 ounces Chinese chives or scallions, cut into 2-inch segments

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (about 3 medium cloves)

  • Ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook noodles, stirring regularly with tongs or long chopsticks, until al dente and separated, about 1 minute. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a wok over high heat until smoking. Add cabbage and cook, stirring regularly, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon oil to wok and return to heat until smoking. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring regularly, until lightly browned and tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Add chives and cook, stirring, until lightly wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer to bowl with cabbage.

  3. Wipe out wok. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and heat over high heat until smoking. Add noodles and cook, tossing and stirring, until hot. Add cabbage, mushrooms, chives, and minced garlic. Cook, tossing, until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  4. Add sesame oil, light and dark soy sauce, and wine. Cook, tossing and stirring, until sauce coats noodles. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Serve immediately.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
351 Calories
20g Fat
37g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 992mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 64mg 321%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 610mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)