10 tips for the perfect lo mein from Jet Tila

The American celebrity Chef, Jet Tila shares 10 tips for a successful wok cooking. 

Lo mein

Speaking on food network, the Thai food crusader took us through the steps to achieve a quick, easy and delicious lo mein.

Lo mein is a traditional Chinese dish made with egg noodles, vegetables and or protein cooked in a sauce. 

Jet Tila takes us through the dos or don’t of wok cooking. 


According to Jet, before you start cooking, you should cut all that needs to be cut first. 

The celebrity chef says that your veggies should be cut into bite-size even pieces. 

Always have oyster sauce in handy for your cooking. Especially if you are planning on doing more Chinese cuisines. 


This allows for proper stirring without your food falling out. 

A high temperature low flavoured oil like peanut oil, canola oil and grapeseed oil is best when stir-frying lo mein. 


White smoke means it’s time to start cooking. 

Do not dump all your ingredients into the wok at the same time. Your oil goes in first and your sauce last always. 


Choose your protein wisely. Don’t use what you don’t like to eat. The best lo mein compliments your protein on your tongue perfectly. 

Stir, scrape and fold whilst cooking so nothing sticks to the pan. If it’s not sticking then it’s not burning. 


The best lo mein is made with wheat flour noodles with egg commonly called Chinese egg noodles. 


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