Chow mein sandwich
Fall River's Famous Chow Mein Sandwich
|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||Fall River, Massachusetts|
|Main ingredient(s)||Hamburger-style bun, chow mein|
Originating in Fall River, Massachusetts, in the 1930s or 1940s, the chow mein sandwich is a hot sandwich, which typically consists of a brown gravy-based chow mein mixture placed between halves of a hamburger-style bun, popular on Chinese-American restaurant menus throughout southeastern Massachusetts and parts of neighboring Rhode Island.
The sandwiches are served "strained" or "unstrained", referring to whether or not the sandwich has vegetables. If the chow mein is strained, it is served without vegetables. Just like plated chow mein without the bun, the sandwich may also include meats or seafood, usually chicken, beef, or shrimp. The Oriental Chow Mein Noodle Company of Fall River is the regional source for the sandwich's distinctive crispy noodles.
See also 
- St. Paul sandwich, a Midwestern American sandwich with Chinese food influence
- American Chinese cuisine
- Bánh mì, the Vietnamese-French style of sandwich
- List of sandwiches
- "Chow Mein Sandwiches" by Imogene Lim
- "Southeastern New England style Chow Mein Sandwiches" by Emeril Lagasse
- "Coney Island Nathan's Chow Mein Sandwiches" by Rik Panganiban (with pictures)
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