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Old 03-01-2008, 07:47 AM
 
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Great pic! Thanks for the post.

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I've read all the comments about Chow Chow Trucks from the 60's and 70's. My boyfriend, George, was an original Chow Chow Cup Truck operator who worked in Bayside (Bayside H.S., Queensboro Community College and other area schools). In the summer, he worked near Monitcello in the towns of South Fallsburg and Ellensville and even worked at Woodstock in 1969. George is a friend of Louie (who was called Chop Suey Louie back in those days) whose son posted a comment previously. I am attaching a picture of George's truck, just to clarify what the trucks actually looked like.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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Default Chow Chow Cup Song

Oh boy, do I ever remember Chow Chow Cup. I grew up in Douglaston and we lived for the chow mein in the edible bowls! Delicious!!! My friend grew up in Astoria and never heard of it, even though she lived there in the 1960s.
Someone asked about the tune. Since I can't write down the musical notes here, I'll give you the names of the notes. If you have a piano, you can try it out.

G E G A C C A G A C A C A G E E D E G G E G A G A G E D E D E D C A G A C D E C D E A G A C A G E G E D C D E G A G A
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Amazing. In another internet forum I was describing the "Chinese food truck" that brought egg rolls and chow mein and was the highlight of our day in the Beech Hills neighborhood of my childhood, and people were amazed that we had such a wonder. Thanks for bringing my memories closer.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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I remember the truck coming to my bungalow colony in Kiamesha up by monticello. My most favorite thing to eat. I still crave the cup with chow mein in it.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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i don't remember them but certainly would have tried them as i love asian food i graduated from adams high in 65 used to love shopping in jamaica and green acres
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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I'm 44 and remember the truck from my bungalow colony in Monticello in the 1970s. I was just reminded of this while watching the Mets, where Gary Cohen (one of their broadcasters) brought it up as a memory of his childhood in Queens. Small world.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:00 AM
 
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Default NEED the notes

Wow, Amy - I have been looking for this forever. Need some hint of the length of the notes. Any help would be so so appreciated! THANKS.

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Oh boy, do I ever remember Chow Chow Cup. I grew up in Douglaston and we lived for the chow mein in the edible bowls! Delicious!!! My friend grew up in Astoria and never heard of it, even though she lived there in the 1960s.
Someone asked about the tune. Since I can't write down the musical notes here, I'll give you the names of the notes. If you have a piano, you can try it out.

G E G A C C A G A C A C A G E E D E G G E G A G A G E D E D E D C A G A C D E C D E A G A C A G E G E D C D E G A G A
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:41 AM
 
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After seeing the truck photo, i remember the two chinese cartoon figures,but i dont remember the truck in glen oaks apartments or grand central apartments, i lived on 71st road in this area of queens in the 1960's. The best years to be a kid. Did the the chow chow cup truck drive in this area,anyone remember?
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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I lived In the Bronx and this is one of my fondest food memories.
Also I went to Pleasant Valley Day Camp in the Sullivan County and the truck was there too.
I have tried to get my local Chinese food restaurant to make the cup but it never came out right.

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Old 10-24-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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Default Chow Chow Cup

I just asked my co-workers if they remember the Chow Chow Cup. I can't believe they weren't everywhere. They used to come around Flushing in the 60's and then we summered in Monticello and he was there too.
The Chow Chow cup filled with Chow Mein was the best. You would eat the chow mein and when you were 1/2 way done, you would break up the "bowl" that was like an eggroll wrapper and eat it broken up in with the chow mein. Yummy!
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