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Identify this Chinese dish! (vanity)

Posted on 06/22/2012 9:08:52 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS

Tonight I went to a Chinese place and ordered "chicken chow mein" with fried rice. Why they serve rice with a noodle dish I have no idea. This is curious point # 1.

When I got home with it, it was... well, not what I thought it would be. I thought chow mein was a noodle dish.

It was essentially cabbage, lettuce, celery, a few carrots, and sprouts with pieces of chicken in it. All of it was swimming in a clear sauce. Served in a soup container. Curious point # 2.

Now, this is not a health-inspector's dream type of place. It's family owned, been there for years, there's no matriarch sleeping on a cot in the back, the American-born children take the orders and are polite. The place is spotless. I think I got someone else's order. Then again, they served this (whatever) with the fried rice I specified, so I'm not sure.

Please tell me. What did I eat?

(Possibly unrelated detail--they had this picture signed on their wall with the sign "CUSTOMER OF THE YEAR.")



TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
KEYWORDS: chinesefood; michelleobama; takeout
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1 posted on 06/22/2012 9:09:01 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS
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To: Feline_AIDS; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono

Dog leg!


2 posted on 06/22/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Fido? Often wondered were he went.


3 posted on 06/22/2012 9:12:06 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

moo moo gai pan?


4 posted on 06/22/2012 9:12:39 PM PDT by deadrock
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To: Feline_AIDS

By the time this thread has 75 posts you’ll be hungry again.


5 posted on 06/22/2012 9:13:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Revolting cat!; Feline_AIDS

Given their Customer of the Year, I’m guessing Cream of Sum Yung Gai.


6 posted on 06/22/2012 9:15:00 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Damn...I was hoping a picture of Lucy Liu or something.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 9:15:59 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Feline_AIDS

Jeebus, some kind of warning please!


8 posted on 06/22/2012 9:16:26 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Either Bow wow gai pan or puppy almond ding


9 posted on 06/22/2012 9:16:32 PM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: Feline_AIDS

Excellent Photoshopping by the way.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 9:17:37 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

11 posted on 06/22/2012 9:18:11 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Maybe it’s regional?

You wanted Chicken lo mein. You got Chicken Chow Mein.

Remember Chow Mein in the can when you were a kid?


12 posted on 06/22/2012 9:19:20 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Time to go wok the dog.


13 posted on 06/22/2012 9:19:20 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Feline_AIDS

14 posted on 06/22/2012 9:21:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Exactly - you ordered Chow Mein and that’s what you got.

Lo Mein is the noodle dish which I myself don’t like. I prefer Chow Mein


15 posted on 06/22/2012 9:22:11 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: jcsjcm

At my local place they have a new thing called: Bang Bang Chicken.

I am scared to order it. Even with the picture.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 9:24:53 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Feline_AIDS
I don't care. This is what I get at home.

17 posted on 06/22/2012 9:28:25 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Dog leg!”

Dog Leg Left?


18 posted on 06/22/2012 9:28:57 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Don't laugh about it. I'm 49 years old, and I happen to have a can of chow mein in a can in the pantry cabinet. It's good at 2 AM when you're out of Spam and Hot Pockets. (My doctor's gonna murder me..........)

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


19 posted on 06/22/2012 9:31:30 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Feline_AIDS
Drool on.

20 posted on 06/22/2012 9:33:02 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Winstons Julia
Remember Chow Mein in the can when you were a kid?

Remember it? I still like it, and keep some in my pantry in case..well, in case of I don't know what, but it's in there with the cans of chicken and dumplings..

21 posted on 06/22/2012 9:34:55 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I will vote for Romney to get Obama out of the White House..)
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To: DEADROCK

“moo moo gai pan?”

Might it be “Fi Do Gai Pan”?


22 posted on 06/22/2012 9:36:38 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Feline_AIDS
Wifey makes the za but when I want rice I make it like this.

23 posted on 06/22/2012 9:40:15 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Winstons Julia

Lol, You made me look..My can of chicken chow mein I am saving for I don’t know what..is “best by August 31, 2013”.


24 posted on 06/22/2012 9:40:54 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I will vote for Romney to get Obama out of the White House..)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Mushu?


25 posted on 06/22/2012 9:43:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Feline_AIDS
I was freaked out the other day when I roasted a couple of habaneros and The Good Shepherd, Elvis, and an alien showed up.

26 posted on 06/22/2012 9:44:23 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Shih Tzu To Yu Too


27 posted on 06/22/2012 9:46:04 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Feline_AIDS

28 posted on 06/22/2012 9:46:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Sounds like “they” picked up the wrong container and put it in your bag along with the fried rice. Check their menu for their different soups to see if it matches —or wasn’t it that soupy? Lettuce? What kind?

This is right down my alley, and it is time for a lesson. But it will have to wait till tomorrow.


29 posted on 06/22/2012 9:48:09 PM PDT by Exit148
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30 posted on 06/22/2012 9:49:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Made this mistake many times myself - Chow mein is nasty...if you want noodles, as for Lo Mein.


31 posted on 06/22/2012 9:51:11 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: I see my hands

LOL


32 posted on 06/22/2012 9:51:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Feline_AIDS

The way you described the meat and vegetables swimming in soup is reminiscent of one of the several ways that the Vietnamese serve dog.

The “mein” in “chow mein” is supposed to be “lo mein” noodles.

It was probably the family’s pet “yardbird.”


33 posted on 06/22/2012 10:01:42 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

I studied Mandarin in Taiwan for 4 years. Chow means ‘stir fried’ and mian means ‘noodles’. No broth, mainly fried soft noodles with some vegetables and meat.


34 posted on 06/22/2012 10:02:21 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: DEADROCK; Exit148
I believe it may have been moo goo gai pan.

If, however, this is "chow mein," then what the fudge is the "chow mein" at Panda Express?

I thought that lo mein was slimier, thicker noodles, while chow mein was the thinner, more pan fried, non-slimy kind.

When I google pictures of "chow mein" I see what I wanted:

When I google "moo goo gai pan," I see what I got.


35 posted on 06/22/2012 10:04:11 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: jobim

>”Chow means ‘stir fried’<

So my Dog is a Stir Fried - Stir Fried?


36 posted on 06/22/2012 10:05:04 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander

There’s a great new restaurant the just opened near my house.

It’s one of those “cultural fusion” things. This one fuses Chinese with German cooking.

The food tastes great, but a half hour later, you’re HUNgry for power.


37 posted on 06/22/2012 10:05:14 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Chicken Chow mein.

38 posted on 06/22/2012 10:06:05 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves, but thieves are always liars)
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To: Viking2002

I’m NOT laughing!

Dang. Now I want some.


39 posted on 06/22/2012 10:07:50 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Vendome
I saw this collapse. Is your nick' a reference to the hotel?

Holy crap! I never saw the first picture down.. I'm in it! Center in foreground with pack over right shoulder. Wow! C'est moi!


40 posted on 06/22/2012 10:09:52 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Viking2002

Also: The one dollar freezer meals of spaghetti and meatballs are surprisingly good.


41 posted on 06/22/2012 10:10:44 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Typicall Lo Mein is soft noodles, Chow Mein is fried noodles, Chop Suey and Sub Gum are with rice and not noodles.


42 posted on 06/22/2012 10:14:15 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Feline_AIDS

It’s chicken chow mein. The noodles are dry and in a separate packet. Pour them into the chicken mixture. Some soy sauce helps zip it up a bit too. It’s a pretty Americanized dish, but what you had sounds like it was as authentic as chicken chow mein gets.


43 posted on 06/22/2012 10:17:47 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: Feline_AIDS

Names differ depending on where you are, but where I’m from (NY), the thinner rice noodles are called mei fun. Then you have lo mein, then there are the really fat noodles, which are called chow fun.

Chow mein has fried dry noodles. The ones you’ll get at the restaurant are usually quite different from the ones you’ll get at the supermarket, but one can obtain chow mein noodles (and canned chow mein) at pretty much any supermarket.


44 posted on 06/22/2012 10:21:25 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: I see my hands
No lie!


45 posted on 06/22/2012 10:22:39 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Viking2002
(My doctor's gonna murder me..........)

Whether you like it or not, you are prophetic.

46 posted on 06/22/2012 10:36:02 PM PDT by itsahoot (About that Coup d'├ętat we had in 08, anyone worried yet?)
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To: Feline_AIDS

It could be...

Pu Chi

Bow Wow Gai Pan

Tastes just like chicken wing

Chow down

Lin tin tin

Leg of mutt ton


47 posted on 06/22/2012 10:41:08 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1249 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama is not a Big Brother [he's a Big Sissy...])
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To: Viking2002

nothing wrong with SPAM in my opinion


48 posted on 06/22/2012 10:53:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Feline_AIDS
PROPERTY OF B-DOG TOONS
49 posted on 06/22/2012 10:53:35 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Winstons Julia; itsahoot
Both y'all are trying to tuck me in under a dirt blanket before I'm ready, ain't ya?

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


50 posted on 06/22/2012 10:53:35 PM PDT by Viking2002
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