As I’m sure you already know, there is a day for everything on the calendar. And of course, Chop Suey, could not be an exception. Every August 29th is celebrated the day of this delicious and versatile Chinese-American dish. Would you like to celebrate Chop Suey Day with us? Join us!
But let’s start by learning a little more about this dish. Did you know that it literally means “mixed pieces”? This fabulous recipe is nothing more than pieces of meat sautéed with different vegetables. This simple combination is a delight, it is an easy preparation but loaded with the flavors of all the ingredients that compose it and soy sauce, which can not miss.
In addition to all the ingredients it contains, it is common to accompany it with noodles or rice. Although in many occasions, you will find meat and vegetables only.
August 29, Chop Suey Day
As we were saying, this dish has its own day in the calendar. And it is celebrated every August 29th. The reason for this celebration is to pay tribute to this wonderful dish. It was born around 1800, thanks to the Chinese immigrants who came to the United States. Although its origin is not known exactly, because there are countless legends that are told about this dish.
And, although we have researched a lot about the creator of this day, it is not known. So we do not know who is responsible for this magnificent celebration, nor since when it is marked on the calendar.
What we do know is that it is a great idea to celebrate this day with a good dish of Chop Suey.
¿Quieres celebrar el Día del Chop Suey?
Try making this dish at home. To do so, you can try a delicious Chop Suey of your favorite ingredient. Or, go to the nearest Chinese restaurant and order this dish.
But, Chop Suey was born as an improvisation. All the legends about its origin agree that it was a dish created with leftovers or with the few ingredients the cook had. So in this dish almost anything goes. Celebrate this day innovating and creating your own Chop Suey, see what you have in the fridge and get to work. Sauté all the ingredients with a high heat, and remember to be generous with the soy sauce, and you will have a wonderful and original Chop Suey ready!
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