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#1 Old 04-29-2004, 05:28 PM
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Okay, one of my favorite pre-veg foods was lo-mein, usually with c*****n.



After going lacto-ovo, I was able to get it from the restaurant minus oyster sauce, but when I went vegan I had to give it up because their noodles had egg. I tried it with rice noodles, but it just wasn't the same.



So I want to make my own lo-mein, and I know that I can use spaghetti noodles cooked al dente to make it. Ryan has a wok, so I was thinking we could try it next time I visit him. (He's fine with it.)



I already know all the veggies I want to include, so that's cool.



My question is this:



What's in the Chinese brown sauce that is used in lo-mein? I'd like to try to duplicate the lo-mein I used to love at May's. I can get vegetarian oyster sauce, no problem.



What kind of oil should we use? Sesame?



Any particular seasonings?



I found a recipe, but it's from a site I haven't browsed before so I don't know if it's a good recipe or not. I figured I'd look for some input here to help. ^_^



(I found it amusing to bleep out the meaty word as if it were a naughty one. I'm weird.)

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I have no good advice for cooking up some lo mein, but I just wanted to say:

Mmmmmm.....Harmony.
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I would use just regular vegetable oil--sesame oil is ok, but too strong for me. Seasonings maybe a little fresh minced garlic and a touch of pepper. I like it with vegetarian oyster sauce, but brown sauce is just water, corn starch, and soy sauce.
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#4 Old 04-29-2004, 10:34 PM
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I have no good advice for cooking up some lo mein, but I just wanted to say:

Mmmmmm.....Harmony.



Yes. Mmmmm, Harmony. Although I never can get past the General Tso's there to try anything else, it's just so good!



Thank you, Tearhsong2, I'll give it a shot. ^_^

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#5 Old 04-29-2004, 11:26 PM
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After you cook the noodles, toss them with sesame oil. Use peanut oil for your stir-fry so you don't get tons of smoke.



Cooking Sauce: (from Authentic Chenese Cuisine by Bryanna Clark Grogan

2 Tablespoons light soy sauce

2 Tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce

1/4 cup water

1/4 teaspoon white pepper (I just use black pepper, since I'm not fond of white)
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Is oyster sauce what gives it that sweet taste? Ive never had it so excuse me if this is a dumb question.
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What on earth is the deleted word?

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#8 Old 04-30-2004, 09:53 AM
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What on earth is the deleted word?

Chicken, I imagine
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#9 Old 04-30-2004, 06:36 PM
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I wouldn't use 100% sesame oil. I usually dilute a bit of dark sesame oil with vegetable oil since sesame oil has a very low smoking point.



I make seitan lo mein with white wave chicken style seitan and use the seitan liquid + a bit of soysauce and cornstarch to thicken it and it makes a good sauce!

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