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St. Paul Sandwich(Egg Fu Yung Sandwich)

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Luckybell May 14, 2014 10:15 PM

Has anyone seen a St. Paul Sandwich being served anywhere in the Twin Cities? It sounds like it is a sandwich made with an egg fu yung patty as the filling with mayo, lettuce, tomato and pickle. It is the state sandwich of Missouri and unknown why it is called the St. Paul.

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  1. hill food RE: Luckybell May 14, 2014 10:30 PM

    don't feel bad, as we in Missouri don't know why in the world it's called that either - has nothing to do with your fine city. (and I wouldn't call it the state sandwich, just a dirty little late-night drunken secret, like so many others).

    the make-up is as you describe, except the final composition is usually also deep-fried as a whole.

    sorry I have no source tips for you as I haven't been to MSP in 10 years, but down here in the motherland of such delights, one's best bet is to look for scroungy all-night Chinese t/o places that serve from behind bulletproof glass.

    1. scoopG RE: Luckybell May 15, 2014 06:26 AM

      It is a regional American-Chinese dish - like the Chow Mien Sandwich found in New England. It seems possible the sandwich was invented in St. Louis and named after the hometown of it's creator. Might be easier to make at home.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/119932

      wiki:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul...

      Available outside of Missouri?
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/71011
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/438338

      More from David Chan (Chandavkl on CH):
      http://www.menuism.com/blog/chinese-a...

      1. Chandavkl RE: Luckybell May 15, 2014 04:52 PM

        Supposedly it's called St. Paul Sandwich because the originator lived in St. Paul before moving to St. Louis.

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          hill food RE: Chandavkl May 15, 2014 05:51 PM

          that's the only explanation that could possibly make sense.

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