This is another one of those favorite dishes that demonstrate the Chinese influence on the island. You will note, except for the bean sprouts, the absence of any “traditional” Chinese ingredients like you would find in authentic stir-fries. Although in the United States, crispy noodles are the hallmark of chow mein and non-Trinidadians will recognize this dish as “lo mein,” the Trinidadian terminology is closer to the original Chinese meaning: “a dish using soft noodles.”
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