Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall River Chow Mein

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Are you familiar with Fall River Style Chow Mein? Fall River Style Chow Mein is unique to our part of the country. Usually, it is made with ground pork, ground beef, and some vegetables such as bean sprouts, onions, and green peppers.
People from Fall River and the surrounding towns love their Fall River style chow mein. It is sometimes even served in our schools. Add a glass of ice cold coffee milk, and you're all set.
The company (Oriental Chow Mein Company) that makes the mix of noodles and gravy, Hoo Mee Chow Mein, had a fire last summer, so the noodles weren't available for a while. It was terrible! But I'm happy to report that they have re-opened. For local chow mein lovers, that means the crunchy, dark noodles are back and better than ever.

In this photo, I poured the gravy over rice because my kids ate most of the crunchy noodles. It tasted delicious, but it was more like a chop suey than a chow mein.

My favorite way to eat Fall River Style Chow Mein is as a "Chow Mein Sandwich." Quite simply, you just serve the crunchy, dark noodles and gravy on top of a hamburger bun.