lo mein

\ ˈlō-ˈmān How to pronounce lo mein (audio) , ˌlō-\

Definition of lo mein

: a Chinese dish consisting of sliced vegetables, soft noodles, and usually meat or shrimp in bite-size pieces stir-fried in a seasoned sauce

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Alice’s restaurant Alice’s Kitchen in Monterey Park is serving 17 types of congee plus giant pineapple buns stuffed with pastrami, lo mein with satay beef and Hong Kong-style noodle soup. Los Angeles Times, "New L.A. dining options include seafood on the coast," 20 Aug. 2019 BLD’s Cafe serves 10 Chinese and Thai specialty dishes, including lo mein, fried rice, kung pao chicken and pad thai. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Craving Asian food? At local casinos, you're in luck," 29 Apr. 2018 Diners will also find all of their Hawkers’ favorites in the Windermere restaurant, including popular dishes such as the roti canai, pad Thai, steamed bao, chicken lo mein, and more. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "First look: Hawkers Asian Street Fare in Windermere," 16 Apr. 2018 Then again, that could also have been a power play on Elizabeth’s part, a symbolic chastising of Philip for filling up on Kung Pao chicken and lo mein (both, it should be noted, notoriously Westernized interpretations of Chinese cuisine). Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Americans begins its long plunge toward the end in a riveting episode," 12 Apr. 2018 The Latin cuisine joins a larger menu of global food, from peking duck lo mein to wiener schnitzel sliders. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "SeaWorld Orlando's Seven Seas Food Festival adds more Latin dishes to lineup," 13 Mar. 2018 The shiitake mushroom lo mein ($10.95) also has great texture and boasts large florets of broccoli sauteed until crisp-tender and tossed with Chinese egg noodles, mushrooms and an assortment of veggies. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Zen Garden is perfect example of how good vegetarian food can be | Review," 10 Jan. 2018 My favorite dish is the salt and pepper fish and lo mein. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Aurora Beacon-News, "Lucky Panda keeps it simple with fresh food," 14 Feb. 2018 At Nom Wah, Li and his team made the dish using a package of thick yi mein noodles, though Li said lo mein or other kinds of noodles would also work. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Celebrating Chinese New Year: Dumplings for wealth and noodles for a long life," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of lo mein

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lo mein

Chinese (Guangdong) lòu-mihn stirred noodles

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English Language Learners Definition of lo mein

: a combination of soft noodles, vegetables, and usually meat or shrimp that is served in Chinese restaurants in the U.S.

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