Traditional Chow Mein

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By Ken Hom

Published 1998

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At one time, Americans and many other Westerners knew but two Chinese dishes: ‘chop suey’ and ‘chow mein’. Until very recently, these two concoctions sufficed to satisfy the interest in Chinese cookery. As I have indicated, this is no longer the case. However, chow mein and chop suey remain very prominent on the menus of many Western hotels and inexpensive Chinese restaurants. They are even available ready-made in the chilled- and frozen-food section of the supermarket.

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