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Old 06-09-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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Its been selling for as long as I remember so there must be people who like it . I like it a lot but question how nutrisaus it is. Therefore I rarely eat it. Lets hear some opinions.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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Default Chow Mein out of a can?

I ate it as a child, mostly because meals at our house were:
"If you don't like it, there's another meal coming up in 8 hours or so".

With a little practice anyone can make better chow mein with "normal" vegetables and a frying pan. When I first started, I got teased a lot about "Irish Chow Mein" Shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced onions, sliced celery and a little bit of chicken or pork. My brothers and sisters may have teased me about it, but they always ate every last shred.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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Yeah, my Mom loved to fix that stuff. Yuck! A can of it has not been in my pantry since I left home. So, that is how I feel about it!
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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Too slimy for me. Someone must eat it. I have actually been served it...even though I have never bought a can personally. Just another mystery...after all, they sell pigs feet in a jar, who would buy that?! And don't even get me started on Spam!
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Someone has already voiced my opinion.

The Impulsive Buy La Choy Beef Chow Mein
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I think it's best left in the can.
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Salty and tasteless. But if you like it, it's none of my business!
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I have never tried canned chow mein but I am guilty of using the chow mein vegies and water chestnuts in my own chow mein
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Wow, I did not even remember it existed until you brought it up. I think I ate some as a child 45 some odd years ago. The only thing it brings to mind is slimy. Must be the bean sprouts that made it so.

I would make my own if I had to have chow mein.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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Yech.

I rarely eat anything from a can. The exception is Campbell's soups. I have hundreds of old recipes using them. Yeah, I know, against my beliefs...but it ain't too bad, and it does fill my belly.
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