Thursday, October 14, 2010
Since finding this recipe, I have made it twice, slightly different each time and my family loved it. My daughter took it to school for lunch and her friends kept stealing noodles! She had a friend over to work on a school project and the friend was thrilled there were noodles in the refrigerator! I guess what I am saying is, they are a hit! The basic recipe is, once again, from myrecipes.com. The recipe is for Saucy Chicken Lo Mein, but in the two versions I made, I never added any chicken.
The first time I made the recipe, I followed it exactly except I omitted the chicken. The ginger lovers, namely my husband and son, couldn't get enough. My daughter and I really liked it, but felt it was a bit heavy on the ginger. I did buy Sake so that I could follow the recipe exactly, only to be informed by my foodie son that we had Mirin in the house. I wasn't aware that Mirin is effectively sweetened Sake.
The second time I made these noodles, I replaced the Sake and Sugar with Mirin and I didn't add any ginger. Can you guess the results? Yes, my daughter and I prefer this version and my husband and son prefer the original.
I love this recipe! It makes a ton, it is a GREAT lunch option, it is fast and everyone likes it!