Chop Suey and Chow Mein
What could symbolize Chinese cooking more than chop suey and chow mein? Even people who steer away from more exotic Asian fare have enjoyed these two dishes at one time or another.
What goes into making these two popular restaurant dishes? Chop suey consists of vegetables and a gravy, while chow mein is a noodle and vegetable combination. Chow mein noodles are usually made with wheat flour, egg and water. Italian pastas such as fettucini make a good substitute if you don't have proper chow mein noodles on hand. Both chow mein and chop suey normally contain meat or fowl, although there are also vegetarian versions.
Authentic Chop Suey and Chow Mein
Baked Chicken Chow Mein
Chicken Chow Mein (can substitute pork or shrimp)
Pork or Beef Chop Suey
Vegetarian Chow Mein