Click here to review my disclosure policy! This post does contain affiliate links!
I don't know about y'all but even though I do enjoy cooking (most of the time), I do still very much enjoy going out to eat with my loved ones...being able to eat someone else's cooking without having to worry about the clean up.
I must say, one of my biggest weaknesses when I go to my local mall is that I always want to stop by Panda Express just to get their Lo Mein. I really don't even understand why I love it so much because it is a very simple filler for when you buy the combo meal. Regardless of that, I absolutely LOVE IT!
However, unfortunately my hunny and I are not made of money and we do not own acres and acres of money trees (though we are in the market for them). I don't really like spending money on things that I can either make or do myself. I am especially tightening the purse strings now that we are going to be welcoming a baby in June.
Now, I have done copycat recipes before and was surprised at how great they turned out. So, I took to really doing some research on Panda Express's Lo Mein, which just so happened to mean that I needed to purchase more Lo Mein to make sure I got all the ingredients. I think I did a pretty good job getting as close to their recipe as possible and the best part about it is that not only am I saving money but I also know all the ingredients that I am eating.
Copycat Panda Express Lo Mein
What you need:
2 pk. Yakisoba Noodles
3 tbsp. oil
1 c. cabbage
1/4 c. celery
1 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. oyster sauce
1. Cook noodles as directed, WITHOUT the spice and vegetables. Set aside.
2. Thinly slice onion, cabbage and celery. (I used a mandolin)
3. In a large pan, heat oil over high heat until hot, then add vegetables cooking for about 7 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and caramelized. Make sure to stir occasionally.
4. Add the noodles and sauces, combine thoroughly. ENJOY!