chop suey

chop su·​ey | \ ˌchäp-ˈsü-ē How to pronounce chop suey (audio) \
plural chop sueys

Definition of chop suey

: a dish prepared chiefly from bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, onions, mushrooms, and meat or fish and served with rice and soy sauce

Examples of chop suey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our cooks whipped up a few of our most popular dishes: savory plates of shrimp fried rice and chicken chop suey. Curtis Chin, Bon Appétit, 22 June 2022 Pair with charcuterie and cheeses, or with chop suey. Tom Mullen, Forbes, 22 May 2022 Today, the Butte city directory lists Pekin Noodle Parlor as the only chop suey restaurant left in business. NBC News, 23 Mar. 2022 The restaurants served a chop suey drowning in gravy and spiced like curry. Frank Shyong Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep. 2021 The menu featured typical take-out Chinese fare: pepper steak, chop suey, lemon chicken, almond chicken and other entrees, supplemented by egg rolls, egg drop soup, fried rice and fortune cookies, UPI reported. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, 16 Sep. 2021 The video frequently cuts to motel rooms packed with fans, where the band leads the mosh pit and takes a short break to eat actual chop suey; at one point, during the chorus, their bodies overlap each other’s like a Cronenbergian metal nightmare. Jeremy Gordon, Vulture, 8 Sep. 2021 Today’s menu includes dishes that date to the restaurant’s inception, including 16 variations each of chow mein and chop suey. New York Times, 3 Aug. 2021 Other eateries included chop suey and noodle dishes on their menus. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chop suey

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chop suey

Chinese (Guangdong) jaahp-seui odds and ends, from jaahp miscellaneous + seui bits

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The first known use of chop suey was in 1884

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3 Jul 2022

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“Chop suey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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