See below for my Tofu Garlic Lo Mein Recipe!
We all love a good veggie lo mein but oftentimes my favorite part of Chinese food is the sauce so why not combine that with this lovely noodle classic. I love thicker sauces with plenty of garlic and spice with my noodles so I incorporated this into an American-Chinese dish, the famous lo mein. See below for my Tofu Garlic Lo Mein recipe!
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Tofu Garlic Lo Mein
- 1 lb extra firm tofu (I love Phoenix Bean Five Spice Tofu)
- 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
- 1 tbsp Five Spice Marinade
- 1 tbsp Tamari or soy sauce
Vegetable Stir Fry
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
- 1 head broccoli (chopped)
- 1 lb shiitake mushrooms (chopped )
- 1 poblano pepper (sliced)
- 1 serrano pepper (diced)
- 1/2 cup water chestnuts (diced)
- 1 tbsp ginger (minced)
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 stalk green onion (chopped)
- 1 package Chinese egg noodles or imitation egg noodles
- 2 tbsp Tamari/Soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 cups vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp veggie stir fry sauce/veggie oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp sambal oelek (I like to add 2 tbsp for spice)
- 3 tbsp corn starch (mix with water to create a paste, might need to add a bit more depending on the consistency of your sauce)
- 1 dash chili oil (season to taste - I usually add 3 dashes)
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- Add in your tamari after you flip the tofu and let it char by adding the five spice marinade for about 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
Vegetable Stir-fry and Sauce
- Chop your peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, garlic, and ginger. Heat up your water in a pot with a little salt in preparation for the noodles.
- In a wok, heat up your grapeseed oil on medium-high heat, add broccoli and let the tofu sauté for about 5 minutes.
- Then add your mushrooms and peppers, sauté for 5 minutes. Add in your ginger, water chestnuts and garlic and sauté for about 2 minutes.
- Boil your noodles according to the package directions. And when they are ready, slowly add in your noodles to your sauce mixture.
- If you want to make your sauce thicker, add more of the cornstarch water mixture.
- If you want to make your sauce more sour, add more rice wine vinegar.
- If you want to make your sauce spicier, add more sambal and chili oil.
- You can also add baby corn and other veggies. This is what I had in stock.
- You can find a lot of these ingredients at Asian grocers, but if you don’t live close to one, then Amazon has some of these products on my homepage.
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