"Chow Mien" and more (1893)

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Fri Nov 8 01:49:14 UTC 2002

In a message dated 11/07/2002 7:49:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

>    WIth every dish on the table is supplied a little bowl of sooy, the
> universal Chinese sauce. It fits everything and is used with everything.
>  (I haven't found a "chop suey" to beat my 1885.

I think "sooy" refers to soy sauce rather than to chop suey.
Also either "chow mien" has undergone a pronunciation shift in English from
/myen/ to /mein/ or your source made a spelling error.

                - Jim Landau

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