chow mein

noun
\ˈchau̇-ˈmān \

Definition of chow mein 

: a seasoned stew of shredded or diced meat, mushrooms, and vegetables that is usually served with fried noodles

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Ate our usual dinner of chow mein at a restaurant near hotel. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Service Diary of a Corpsman: Roy L. Wall, LST 509," 28 May 2018 The basic chow mein with skinny noodles and bits of green onion also was on point. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Seafood is a real strength at this new dim-sum spot in Sacramento's central city | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 Emerald Chinese Cuisine, a casual, all-day eater, serves traditional fried rice, chow mein, noodle soup and plated entrees along with a few Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Craving Asian food? At local casinos, you're in luck," 29 Apr. 2018 Try mixing it into dumpling filling, making a sauce with soy sauce or flavoring cooked noodles for chow mein. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "How to shop Asian grocery stores and stock your pantry," 1 Mar. 2018 More familiar noodle dishes were also successful; my expectations for chicken chow mein are generally low, but Yue Huang’s was a good version, with the distinctive smoky taste of the hot wok, a light hand with oil and big chunks of tender chicken. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Dining review: Yue Huang in Natomas ranks among the best in Sacramento area for dim sum | The Sacramento Bee," 27 Oct. 2017 The noodles in the chicken chow mein ($6.99) were equally well cooked and laden with fresh, crunchy vegetables and cubes of perfectly tender chicken. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Nepalese restaurant brings the spice and will leave you wanting mo mo | Review," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of chow mein

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chow mein

Chinese (Guangdong) cháau-mihn fried noodles

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chow mein

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English Language Learners Definition of chow mein

: a combination of meat, mushrooms, and vegetables with fried noodles that is served in Chinese restaurants in the U.S.

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