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The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« on: August 27, 2021, 07:40:08 AM »

https://www.kcur.org/arts-life/2021-08-24/st-paul-sandwich-missouri-chinese-food?utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&fbclid=IwAR2F73fUOlpzDFMw1rfB5zpvR1o6Utns2Bur60nRkVhiIuNuA4SBA49RSdA

This is the second iconic Asian dish I have heard of from Missouri.  A friend of mine grew up in Springfield and speaks highly of the Springfield cashew chicken invented there.
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 07:48:12 AM »

I would eat that sandwich.

Slight tangent, but I often stick a fried egg in a sandwich, or will make something like a linguica and egg sandwich. I also like to order a burger with a fried egg on it in restaurants where they do that.
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 11:25:09 PM »

There's a Chinese restaurant near me, run by a Mexican family, who does, from what I understand, a good version of that sammich.
 
Personally, I think the iconic STL sammich was the Mammer Jammer.
 
https://www.riverfronttimes.com/foodblog/2012/02/10/mammer-jammer-closed
 
I don't think that anything is there anymore.
 
That was one evil bitch of a sammich.
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2021, 12:58:36 AM »

Tried one. Didn't like it that much. I had the crazy idea it was actually the iconic sandwich of  - wait for it - St Paul.
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2021, 09:04:16 PM »

There's a Chinese joint at the corner of Kingshighway and Chippewa (Not STL Chop Suey - on the north side of Chippewa) that sells a Philly Cheese Steak egg roll that purely rocks.
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2021, 11:55:41 PM »

A co-worker turned me on to Park Chop Suey back in the early 80s.  Back then, Steven Yuen was behind the window barking out orders and he was a character !
There is a younger woman running the place now and they have moved from that old converted house on Park to a remodeled gas station at the corner of 14th and Chippewa.
Their sweet & sour pork/chicken are great as are their crab rangoon and wontons.  The biggest problem is the high tax rate in St. Louis.  The last time I was there, it was just under 12% and that was over a year ago (for obvious reasons).
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2021, 12:04:40 AM »

If the St. Louis area could manage to learn how to make some decent BBQ they might be able to put themselves on the culinary map.
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2021, 02:37:58 PM »

The best BBQ places are the parking lots with a trailer and a guy with a popup tent. No license, no health department, no nuthin'...
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2021, 02:38:39 PM »

Up towards Kingshighway and Natty Bridge... War zone at night...
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Re: The iconic sandwich of St. Louis
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2021, 05:19:29 PM »

If the St. Louis area could manage to learn how to make some decent BBQ they might be able to put themselves on the culinary map.


No, St. Louis never gets any plaudits. Anything they try will be panned. Anyone else remember a few years ago, when some bakeries around here were slicing their bagels "the wrong way," and people treated them like they were making puppy sandwiches?
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