Okay, I don't know if I will be able to explain myself well enough for you guys to help me out, but I've gotta give it a try: I love chow mein. I mean, my friend asked me what I would pick as my last meal if I had to, and I picked chow mein. The crispy one that gets all soft and lovely when they put the sauce on it (NOT the one with the bean sprouts! I hate bean sprouts, and guaranteed, if they put bean sprouts on it it's just regular chow mein).
I really loved the Cantonese chow mein at Food In East (I miss them!). A good substitute was The Lemon Tree (I live in the SE--Dover Glen--by the way). However, both of those places are now gone, and I am having a terrible time trying to find decent chow mein.
I've tried the Hong Chou Inn (sp?), but they don't have it. I tried that place on 17th (SE)that used to be Rainbow-something (they had good chow mein back in the day). That's the one in the same strip mall as Mayfair Foods and beside what used to be a BMO bank. I don't remember what it's called now, but I wasn't thrilled with theirs. They do have fabulous ginger beef, though. And a really interesting "real" Chinese menu. I tried jellyfish there. Anyway...
I've tried Enjoy House, and while they did it pretty good for me once (except the vegetables were all shredded instead of chunky which I prefer), the next time I ordered specifically Cantonese chow mein, they gave me regular instead. Yuck!
I usually go to East Harvest, and while it's pretty good, it's not on the same level as Food In East or Lemon Tree's. The sauce isn't quite right and the noodles are too thin.
I tried the one...I forget what they're called but they're beside the Forest Lawn vet...Royal Palace or somethign? and theirs was terrible, but that was quite a few years ago.
Sooo, anybody know of some good Cantonese chow mein around these parts? Something on the same level as Food In East (*sniffle*) would be good.