Spicy Stir Fried Lo Mein Noodles


  • 2 oz lo mein noodles
  • 7 oz (half a package) water packed extra firm tofu
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 8 oz bean sprouts
  • 4 oz sugar snap peas
  • 1 large portabella mushroom
  • 1 head baby bok choy
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili bean sauce
  • Few drops of each pure dark sesame oil and chili oil (this is also based on sesame seed oil)
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon low sodium soy sauce



  • Drain and wash tofu under cold water and wrap in a paper towel and leave aside for about 10 minutes
  • Cook noodles according to package directions (boil water and once the water comes to a rolling boil, add noodles and cook.  According to the package directions, it was about 4 minutes. But I had to cook for about 9 minutes).
  • Once cooked, run the cooked noodles under cold water and drain.  Set aside
  • Cut drained tofu into 1 inch cubes
  • Spray a little bit of oil to a cookie sheet and add the tofu and toast in a toaster oven until golden brown (about 10 minutes)
  • Wash and snip off both ends of sugar snap peas.  Cut the larger ones into 2 pieces crosswise.
  • Wash and drain the sprouts (normally, I remove the brown color root tip just for the sake of satisfaction – oh well my aunt taught me that)
  • Break bok choy in to single leaves and separate the thick stem from the leaves.  Tear the leaves into rough big pieces
  • Chop the bok choy stem cross wise into about 1 inch pieces.
  • Clean portabella mushroom with a tissue and cut into thin slices
  • Place a large mouthed pan on stove over medium flame and add  cooking oil
  • Once oil is hot, add garlic and sauté until lightly golden
  • Add sugar snap peas and stir fry for about 2 minutes
  • Now add the bok choy stems and mushrooms and cook for another 2 minutes
  • Add sprouts and bok choy leaves and cook just for a minute
  • Add bean sauce, sesame oil, chili oil, tofu, and noodles and mix well. Turn off the stove
  • Mix lemon juice, soy sauce, and sugar in a bowl and pour over the noodles and mix thoroughly
  • Season with salt and serve immediately
  • Serves 2.

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