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Old fashion chow mein over crispy noodles

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jep Jan 5, 2011 01:24 PM

Years ago we ate at the WA-MEY INN (spelling unknown) ) in KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON!
They served an American style CHINESE CHOW MEIN! Just called "CHOW MEIN'. It was steamed or stir fried vegetables thickened with corn starch and served over crispy noodles. IT WAS WONDERFUL AND I CAN NOT SEEM TO FIND THIS ANyWHERE IN our AREA.
Does anyone know what I am talking about.??????????

  1. dagoose Jan 10, 2011 10:19 AM

    Hue Ky Mi Gia has this, in the ID. Can't remember what it is called. Crispy noodles, or something like that. While you're there, get the butter chicken wings.

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      seattleviking Jan 6, 2011 08:47 AM

      Are you talking about the crunchy short chow mein noodles that come out of a can?

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        jep Jan 7, 2011 09:52 AM

        The Chow mein crispy noodles I am talking about are are sometimes taken from a can but also can be purchased in a package. They are not dry fried in the Restaurant when ordering.

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          jep Jan 7, 2011 10:01 AM

          There is a restaurant on east hill in Kent called "Engs". This is the closest thing to what I am searching for. Steamed vegetables, thickend with corn starch. and served over crispy noodles. It is a contonese style. It is the closest I have found to what I am searching for and I would rate it very high.
          I so wish someone in the eastside, Bellevue area. would respond.

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        ethereal Jan 6, 2011 06:42 AM

        On the Eastside, Cafe Ori will do it. Just specify 'dry fried' chow mein vs. 'wet fried'. They use the same noodles but they start out either soft or crunchy.

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        Cafe Ori
        14339 NE 20th St Ste I, Bellevue, WA 98007

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          clearskies0810 Jan 5, 2011 01:55 PM

          This is a common chiense dish avaiible at most cantonese/hk restaurants, and is typically called "house noodles" or "house crispy noodles." Purple Dot, 663 Bistro, and Hing Long in the international district make pretty good versions of this dish.

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          Purple Dot Cafe
          515 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

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