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  • Chop-suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants.

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  • So, these people are going around China asking for chop suey, which is sort of like a Japanese guy coming here and saying, I understand you have a very popular dish in your country called "leftovers," and it is particularly -- right?

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  • Or it is just one of those fake American "ethnic" foods like chop suey which is not at all a Chinese dish despite being claimed as one for about a century now.


  • Most familiar are those adapted from the culinary sphere, to refer to dishes initially purveyed by Chinese immigrants, mainly from Canton, and hence from Cantonese: chop suey, bok choy, dim sum, wonton.

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  • I'd spend hours with my mother's worn copy of "The American Family Cookbook," mulling over recipes for exotic-seeming dishes like turkey tetrazzini and chop suey.

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  • Giacomo Leopardi, after eating a particularly greasy serving of American chop suey.

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  • Jeno Paulucci put Jeno's pizza rolls in the freezer case and Chun King canned chop suey in the international aisle.

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  • He made them feel at home, gave them the best authentic Chinese food not chop suey! east of China, and had their photo on the wall.

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  • For Jack Prelutsky's "Bleezer's Ice-Cream," the spoken savor of the flavors found in Ebenezer Bleezer's freezer, such as "broccoli banana bluster/chocolate chop suey cluster/cotton candy carrot custard/cauliflower cola mustard," would excite even Ben

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  • No spicy Szechuan or Hunan here, Paul's offerings take you straight back to 1959 when chop suey was the rage.

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