When is National Chop Suey Day? August 29th
What is National Chop Suey Day? Chop suey is a dish with meat (chicken, fish, beef, shrimp, or pork) and eggs, cooked with vegetables and is accompanied by a starch-thickened sauce. It is served with rice and can transform into chow mein with the addition of stir-fried noodles.
Fun facts about Chop Suey: A whole variation of origin stories exist for chop suey. Some say it was created by Chinese Americans. Other say it was developed by Chinese immigrants working on the Transcontinental Railway during the 1800s. Others say it was created from scraps to serve to miners in San Francisco. Still others say that it is a form of tsap seui, a dish from Taishan, a district of the Guangdong Province. This district is the home of many Chinese immigrants who moved to America — thus its connection between these two cultures.
How to celebrate: Craft your own chop suey, support local produce and local businesses.
What is the hashtag for National Chop Suey Day? Whether you craft your own or go out to enjoy a prepared dish us #nationalchopsueyday to post on social media.