Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles (Pork Lo Mein)

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It’s easy to get into a rut at dinner time…

We often fall into a routine of making either quick healthy dinners that cut calories, or comfort foods we know our kids won’t complain about like grilled chicken salad or spaghetti with marinara.


There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It’s good to have a few staple meals you can pull together without ever looking at a recipe.

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But don’t you get bored eating the same dishes over and over again?

I do.

I think that’s part of the reason I initially started A Spicy Perspective. To free myself, and others, from dinnertime boredom.


Today’s Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles recipe, AKA Pork Lo Mein, is a far cry from traditional mostly mundane dinner options. It’s packed with veggies like scallions, carrots, and mung bean sprouts, as well as stir fried pork loin, and oodles of skinny egg noodles.

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I generally make Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles with pork, but you can certainly swap our chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

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The key to making fabulous Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles, is to mix the soy sauce based dressing ahead of time, then to stir fry the pork and veggies separately so that each gets just the amount of time and attention it needs.

Then toss it all back together in the end.

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Stir fry the ingredients over a hot flame so they sizzle immediately when added to a wok or large skillet.

Make sure to add the mung beans sprouts at the end, so they don’t wilt.

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Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles is a quick meal that feeds a crowd and always, always, gets rave reviews.

It will make any boring weeknight feel like an exotic celebration.

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Plus, Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles (Pork Lo Mein) makes great leftovers. Take the rest to work the next day… You might even get a new stapler for sharing. *wink*

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Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles (Pork Lo Mein)

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

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Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles (Pork Lo Mein) - Savory noodles speckled with fresh vegetables and stir fried pork.


  • 10 ounces long thin egg noodles (Hong Kong Noodles)
  • 1 pound pork loin
  • 2 cups mung bean sprouts
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil for cooking


  1. Cut the pork loin into paper-thin pieces. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 tablespoon cornstarch over the pork. Toss to coat. Cut the scallions into 1 1/2 inch sections, then slice into thin strips. In a small bowl mix the remaining soy sauce with the rice wine, sesame oil, oyster sauce, minced garlic and crushed red pepper. Whisk well.
  2. Place a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil. Place a wok (or deep skillet) over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil to the wok. Add the pork and stir fry for 2-3 minutes until just cooked through. Remove the pork and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile drop the egg noodles into the boiling water and cook according to the package instructions, usually 2-3 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil to the wok. Once hot, add the shredded carrots and scallions whites. Stir fry for one minute, then add the noodles to the wok and stir fry for 2 more minutes.
  5. Add the pork and soy sauce mixture to the wok. Stir fry another 2-3 minutes. Then turn off the heat and mix in the scallions greens and mung bean sprouts. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 servings, Serving Size: 8

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 369 Calories
  • Total Fat: 16.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.6g
  • Cholesterol: 77mg
  • Sodium: 582mg
  • Carbohydrates: 34.4g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Sugar: 10.4g
  • Protein: 23.3g
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16 comments on “Cantonese Pan Fried Noodles (Pork Lo Mein)

  1. Julia @ HappyFoodsposted June 6, 2016 at 8:14 am Reply

    Beautiful looking dish! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Mariaposted June 6, 2016 at 9:31 am Reply

    Looks like this dish is loaded with flavor!

  3. naomiposted June 6, 2016 at 10:39 am Reply

    Looks so good – so much flavor and texture!

  4. Marla Meridithposted June 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm Reply

    OMG….now I’m starving!!

  5. Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 6, 2016 at 1:24 pm Reply

    One of my favorite dishes! Love that you can easily make this at home now!

  6. Gaby Dalkinposted June 6, 2016 at 3:26 pm Reply

    Such a great idea for a quick dinner! 

  7. Heather Christoposted June 7, 2016 at 11:33 am Reply

    This looks just so delicious!

  8. Megan @ Pip and Ebbyposted June 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm Reply

    YES, we totally get into the dinner ruts, too. This looks like such a delicious option!!

  9. Adele Aikenposted June 16, 2016 at 2:47 pm Reply

    this looks really good. Where do you buy the thin egg noodles? I’m assuming you don’t use angel hair pasta.

    • Sommerposted June 20, 2016 at 8:21 am Reply

      Hi Adele, I found it at our local grocery store. You can use egg angel hair if you can’t find it. :)

  10. Laurie Pearsallposted August 11, 2016 at 6:58 pm Reply

    Just made this for dinner and …………. OMGosh!!!!!
    I added some sliced fresh portabello mushroom, added a bit more chili flakes, and doubled the sauce.
    This is definitely going into the monthly rotation. Yes, I said monthly. I doubt if I cook the same meal more than 6 times a year.
    I’m a foodie by nature, a cook by profession and a genetically predisposed recipe hoarder. This one’s going into the collection, but into the “find it fast cuz we love it” section.

    Rating: 5
  11. Chelseyposted October 4, 2016 at 10:15 pm Reply

    This was better than Chinese takeout. Soooo good and instantly a new favorite. Thanks for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  12. Shilpaposted August 13, 2017 at 4:13 am Reply

    That looks soo adorable and delicious!!! Thank you for sharing your recipe :) will definitely give this a try!

    Rating: 5
  13. Devayaniposted May 10, 2018 at 3:04 am Reply

    Such a great idea. This sounds so zesty and delicious! I cannot wait to try it out!

    Rating: 5
  14. Cynthia Martelposted October 8, 2018 at 10:54 pm Reply

    Absolutely the best!! I added chopped celery,and used left over pork loin, sliced thin. So flavorful! Family loved it! A keeper.

    Rating: 5
    • Sommer Collierposted October 12, 2018 at 3:18 pm Reply

      Thanks Cynthia! I’m so very glad you enjoyed it. :)