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Trying to duplicate take-out lo mein

RealMenJulienne | Jul 29, 200801:12 PM


Specifically, I am trying to make the brown noodles, soaked in brown sauce, stir-fried with thin-sliced chicken, scallions, and still-crispy onion and carrot slivers, bamboo shoots, sprouts, celery, and napa cabbage. Eaten straight out of the waxed carton, and available at fine strip-mall Chinese restaurants throughout the Midwest.

I have tried to make it at home but I have never gotten that indefinable savory flavor you get from the restaurant. Please help me stop paying $7 per carton for such a seemingly simple dish!

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