Food & Drink

WHY??? Since when did CHOW MEIN = vegetables?

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  • Oct 27th, 2004 2:30 pm
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Nov 3, 2003
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shaolinmonk is right. ALL Canadian Chinese restaurants make this distinction:
chop suey = bean sprouts, vegetables, etc.
chow mein = chop suey + bag of noodles (MEIN for those of you who don't understand or are too stubborn to)

That's the way it is and always has been, if you don't like it then don't order it - it's in no way a scam.

P.S. If you want to be literal, chop suey just means "a whole bunch of stuff thrown together" so in essence you could get anything really. The terminology is used to make things easier or the english-speaking public. :)
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Jul 16, 2003
10101 posts
and it's a pain in the butt.. you know how many times i've had to try to explain it to customers... but alas you can't change it casue then everyone just starts ordering the wrong thing.... > :(
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