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"Chicago Fried Chow Mein": What was it? Do I want to know?

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"Chicago Fried Chow Mein": What was it? Do I want to know?

silverlakebodhisattva | Dec 17, 2007 08:22 AM

One of our famous local food bloggers (hi, Pats!) recently posted a link to an entry in the LA Public Library's menu archive:

http://dbase1.lapl.org/images/menus/f...

for a Chinese restaurant menu, circa 1946, which refers, among other things, to Chow mein as being available in either of two styles: "Canton, or Chicago Fried".

"Chicago Fried Chow Mein"; sounds either truly wonderfully American, or truly scary, depending on your view.

Anyone know what this was?

r gould-saltman

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