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History Of Chop Suey And Recipes

Updated on March 21, 2014

Chop Suey

Chop Suey, An American Invention
Chop Suey, An American Invention
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Entrance To San Francisco China Town
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San Francisco China Town
San Francisco China Town
San Francisco China Town

Chop Suey

The really strange thing is that Chop Suey didn't originate in China but in the USA in San Francisco as a matter of fact about 1860. However the legend is that it was created by a man who had just arrived from China. The man who invented Chop Suey was a Chinese Man newly in the USA and he got a job as a dishwasher in a Chinese Restarant in San Francisco. As part of his pay he was alloweed to eat the leftovers at the end of the day. He had made the claim that in China that he had been a cook for the Chinese Royal Family but he was fired from his job and he came to America.


After some time had gone by he started chopping up the meat and vegetables left over each day and he added some sauce to them and he called his concoction chop suey. It was not long until customers started smelling the chop suey and asked what the wonderful smell was. And before long every chinese restarant in San Francisco was using their left overs to make chop suey and the customers loved it.

It was not long until chop suey had spread all over the United States and it is now popular even in China where it is served and sold to tourists who visit China today. That one chinese dishwasher who invented chop suey is long gone and forgotten but most people know what chop suey is and love it. More chop suey is sold in the USA than Kentucky Fried Chicken and that's saying something for sure.

Veggie Chop Suey

World Famous Chop Suey Recipe

I have made and served this chop suey recipe over the years and people love it. Its not hard to make and once you eat it you'll want more and more. So read on if you want my recipe for, World Famous Chop Suey.

You Will Need For Your Chop Suey

2 Pound Of Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

1 Red Or Yellow Bell Pepper Diced Fine

1 Green Bell Pepper Diced Fine

1 Sweet Purple Onion Diced Fine

1 Small Package Frozen Broccoli Flowerets Thawed

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

2 Tablespoons Fish Sauce

1 Teaspoon Table Salt

1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

1 Tablespoon Light Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoon Fine Ground Fresh Garlic

1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper Fine Ground

In a large non stick skillet or wok put some vegetable oil and then add in your veggies. Stir fry your veggies until done and remove them from the pan and set aside. In the same skillet or wok stir fry your skinless boneless chicken until done. At this time add in all the rest of your ingredients and mix up well. Add in your veggies and toss together. You now have the best chop suey in the world.

You will want to purchase a box of Chinese Lo Mein Noodles to cook. Follow the package directions and once you have them ready place them on a platter and pour your chop suey over the top. Some people have even been known to call this delightful concoction chinese spaghetti. Try it and then post below and let us know how you liked it.



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