You’re going to love this dish. It doesn’t matter whether your only brush with Asian food is Ramen noodles and the occasional stir fry at your favorite restaurant or you grew up with traditional Asian cooking, everyone seems to love the taste of lo shu fun—which you pronounce “Low She Fun” and “she sure is and yummy too!”
Sorry, I can’t help myself. I love this dish and I love to say the name just about as much. It’s a running joke in our house that I never tired of, but my family must because there’s a lot of eye rolling when I say it.
The noodles are slightly thicker translucent rice noodles. If you’re lucky enough to have an Asian market near you, you’ll find these sold as silver needle noodles, especially if it is owned by someone from Hong Kong or Taiwan or have savvy owners who cater to both Asian and non-Asian clientele.
It’s called “locupan” in Indonesian markets, but beware, if you go to an Asian market where the owner came from Malaysia or Singapore you’ll find these little gems with a very unappetizing name, rat noodles. In fact, lo shu fun literally translates in Cantonese to mouse noodles. The name comes from the shape of the noodle, not the origin of the noodle.
In order to make this dish come out its best, make sure the wok or pan you make it in is hot! You’ll need to make these in smaller batches for the best results. Never make more than two servings at a time. If you use ground pork with a higher fat consistency, you won’t need any additional oil, simply used the grease created from frying the pork to fry the noodles.
It adds more flavor to the noodles and will be less greasy. If you don’t have enough fat in the pan after you remove the browned meat, you can add more. You can also make this meal with fish, shrimp or mushrooms—if you’re vegetarian. Once you taste how delicious these are, you’ll want to have this meal frequently.