Five Spice Pork Lo Mein – Lo Mein is a classic take out dish, but this takes it up a notch. Chinese Five Spice Powder gives tons of great flavor in this quick and easy dinner!
We have had crazy weather here this summer. We had the most rain ever during our spring. Then it continued into summer. Lots of rain and cool weather. A few of my sons baseball games have been cancelled, and we haven’t made very many trips to the pool. The one super hot week we had, we were visiting family in Wisconsin. So now that our summer travels have slowed down, I am hoping that the weather cooperates. We were finally able to go to our neighborhood pool yesterday. And my son was able to play his last regular season baseball game. I am taking that as a sign that things are looking up!
Baseball nights mean that our dinner is completely screwed up. We usually eat in shifts, or bring our dinner to the game. So I love a dinner that I can make, everyone will eat, it reheats well, and I don’t have to do much work. We found this pork lo mein years ago, and it is still in our rotation! It is super flavorful, and makes great leftovers as well! Lo Mein is a classic dish on every Chinese take-out menu. But adding 5 spice powder makes it come alive. We are huge fans of pork tenderloin, it is so tender, and works perfectly for this pork lo mein. It is ready in 20 minutes, so you can have dinner on the table even on your busiest night.
My 10 year old loves this Five Spice Pork Lo Mein. It is super simple, without a lot of extras, which I think is why he likes it. He isn’t the biggest fan of veggies, so with this lo mein, he doesn’t have to pick around them. If your family loves veggies, feel free to add them in! Plus most of the ingredients are pantry staples. Hoisin sauce and 5 spice will keep forever. So you don’t have to worry about having ingredients go unused.
- 1 package uncooked Chinese-style noodles
- 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 Tbls five-spice powder
- 1 (approx 1 lb)pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into thin strips
- 1/2 teaspoon salt , divided
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place in a large bowl. Snip noodles several times with kitchen scissors.
Combine ginger, five-spice powder, and pork in a medium bowl; add 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add pork mixture; saute 2 minutes or until browned. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, water, and hoisin sauce; cook 2 minutes or until pork is done. Add pork mixture and green onions to noodles; toss well to combine.
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