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Chow Mein Sandwich

daeira | Jun 8, 2008 06:34 PM

Hello all,

Long time reader, first time poster. I'm wondering if any of you can help me to locate a chow mein sandwich in Toronto. They're quite popular in New England and I know that some Chinese Canadian restaurants in the early 40s and 50s also carried their own version of the chow mein sandwich (oftentimes called the chow mein burger). But I haven't seen one in Toronto ever.

Essentially the chow mein sandwich is white bread (or hamburger bun), topped with a chop suey mixture sprinkled with fried crispy chow mein noodles (the kind in the salad aisle), topped with thick gravy and then with another hamburger bun/white bread. I know, sounds yummy doesn't it? Based on the description alone, who wouldn't want to eat that? I know Nathan's in NY City does a version of it and as I said it's also available on the east coast in the USA. But I've yet to encounter it in Toronto. Pure curiosity is fueling my quest for this sandwich like entity, that and the fact that I'm doing doctoral work in Chinese food so I'm particularly interested in Canadian-Chinese/Chinese food in general.

Thanks in advance for any tips


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