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Jan 18, 2010 01:24 PM

Split Menu Chinese -Canadian Resto

Are there recommendations for a Split Menu Chinese-Canadian Restaurant in the city? A year and a bit ago I asked about a chowmein sandwich and the good folks of CH suggested I try the Peter Street deli. That's since closed down and I'm still in need of finding somewhere that might serve it. Sea Hi turned out not to have it.

My next best bet is to go to a split menu Chinese-Canadian restaurant. If any folks know of a restaurant on or near a subway line that serves Chinese-Canadian or is a split menu Chinese-Canadian restaurant, I'd be grateful for the recommendation.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Sounds like an off-menu item. Just what is a chowmein sandwich...Canadian-Chinese chowmein on bread? Where have you been served this before?

    3 Replies
    1. re: T Long

      I am reading a book about the evolution of Chinese food in America. Apparently the American-Chinese restaurants in New England serves chow mein sandwich. It is basically two pieces of Wonder bread with fried noodles in the middle, and brown sauce.

      1. re: cecilia

        I am horrified. I'd like to think that the GTA wouldn't stand for that kind of nonsense, but just watch someone go and prove me wrong... :)

        1. re: CuriousCat

          Nonsense? If you check out the thread from last year, you'll see it's actually the beloved sandwich of many Japanese-Canadians.

    2. Would the Italian version be a pasta panini? No thanks!

      I've been here 40 years going back to Chinatowns that no longer exist and have never seen this in Toronto. I guess if it was any good, it would've stuck but such fake Chinese food has gone way of chop suey.

      The Yakisoba pan referred to in tbonetak's link, I think, can be found in JTown. I know I've seen it somewhere.

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      1. re: syoung

        Oddly enough, it seems you can get it at Nathan's on Coney Island.

        Bit of a trek, however.

        1. re: tbonetak

          This is true. It's still on the menu along w/ frog legs. I wouldn't recommend it though.

          Speaking of split Chinese-Canadian restos, are there any Chinese-Cuban/Latin American restos? There's a few in NYC and the Cuban food is usually better than the Chinese food.