Hands down, my mom’s most universally appealing signature dish is her lo-mein noodles. If there’s a big, extended-family potluck, by popular demand, mom always brings her noodles. For family holidays, even if we have a traditional Easter brunch with egg casseroles and cinnamon rolls, we must have a pan of mom’s noodles. And best of all, when my siblings or I host big parties with a hearty cocktail buffet, we can rely on mom to whip up a huge platter of her noodles. Even if I hire a caterer, I still ask mom to make her noodles to round out the menu. When my dear friend from NYC visits over the holidays, we host an intimate cocktail party for her and her husband. She always anxiously asks, “Is your mom going to make her noodles?” Yup, even the finest restaurants in New York can’t match the Dragon Lady!
The best part of my mom’s noodles is that she always makes a huge mound. (My family gets really nervous if we don’t have piles of at least twice as much food as we need.) So if you’re