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Does chow mein in NYC not have noodles in it? [moved from Manhattan board]

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Does chow mein in NYC not have noodles in it? [moved from Manhattan board]

c oliver | Jun 21, 2009 11:21 AM

I stopped in a little Chinese take-away place on the UWS yesterday and picked up some pork chow mein. I couldn't figure out why they said it came with rice but thought well maybe everything does. Whatever. Got back to my friend's apartment and discovered it had no noodles in it. We eat Chinese alot when in NYC but mostly dim sum. The chow mein we get in SF always has noodles. Is this common or just an anomaly of that place? They did have a little bag of fried strips which I guess was the noodle equivalent. It was really good stir-fried vegetables and pork but not what I would have called chow mein. Can anyone enlighten me please?

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