Instead of eggplant, you can also use thinly sliced zucchini or shiitake mushrooms in the tasty Asian dish.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook noodles according to package instructions; drain noodles and rinse with cold water. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.

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  • Heat a large skillet or wok over high until hot. Add 3 teaspoons vegetable oil and swirl to coat skillet. Add eggplant and stir until golden on both sides, 4 minutes total. Push eggplant to side of skillet and add 1 teaspoon oil. Add scallion whites and garlic and stir until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add noodles and soy mixture and toss to combine all the ingredients. Serve topped with scallion greens and basil.

Reviews (4)

22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2018
So simple and tasty. I made it after I noticed Japanese eggplant in the store this week. I think it did have a different character than regular eggplant. Less mushy. They looked to have been picked awhile ago but tasted great and required no salting. I saw no reason to buy lo mein noodles when they are made of wheat just like spaghetti. Fresh basil is a must.
Rating: Unrated
08/02/2010
Fabulous recipe! I couldn't find Lo Mein noodles, so I used Ramen instead, and it turned out great. Easy, fast, and delicious. My husband also loved it. This is going to become a staple.
Rating: Unrated
07/06/2010
My son doesn't like eggplant at all, so I substituted zucchini squash instead. This recipe was a hit! I also substituted japanese soba noodles as I didn't find lo mein noodles the first time I tried the recipe. We also added goat cheese as a topping to the noodles and they were quite tasty.
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Rating: Unrated
06/06/2010
Don't order out for Lo Mein make this recipe! I substituted eggplant (kids not fond of it) for a combo of chicken, zuchini and shitake mushrooms. I am thinking of sneaking in eggplant next time. This was an absolute hit. And it has changed my standards for Lo Mein!!! The flavors are all there but are so clean, fresh, and... you'll want to eat it all!