What Exactly Is Chow Mein?

What is the difference between lo mein and chow mein?

Chow mein, in English, means fried noodles, whereas lo mein translates to stirred or tossed noodles.

So essentially, it’s the way the noodles are prepared that makes them different, as the noodles in both dishes are made from wheat flour and eggs, which is similar to the ingredients of Italian pasta..

Is chow mein or lo mein healthier?

Both of these chow mein options are better, calorie-wise, than a 100-gram portion of vegetable lo mein, which contains 121 calories and 2.4 grams of fat, of which 0.5 gram is saturated. The lower your diet is in saturated fat, the lower your risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and stroke.

What does chow mein taste like?

The fried noodles then cook with the other components so the flavors marry, the fried crispy noodles soften slightly in the sauce, and the fried taste of the noodles permeates the whole dish. This gives chow mein it’s characteristic chewy texture and fried flavor.

What is lo mein sauce made of?

Lo Mein sauce is made with a sesame oil base that the noodles are tossed in with garlic, ginger, oyster sauce and soy sauce to round out the slightly sweet and slightly spicy sacuce.

What is chow mein sauce made of?

Chow Mein sauce is made with sesame oil, soy sauce, oyster sauce, ginger, brown sugar, and cornstarch. I like to use refrigerated yakisoba noodles to make chow mein, but you can use dried chow mein noodles, lo mein, or spaghetti noodles.