Hodgson said his first meal behind bars was American chop suey, green beans, and a piece of bread.
"He'll want to go to a Chinese heaven in a chop suey bowl sure," said Herb.
There were tea-rooms, cafeterias, Hungarian cafés, chop suey restaurants.
"If they do pick up anything, it'll sound like chop suey," Tom ended with a chuckle.
chop suey isn't the only Chinese article made in this country, you know.
Would you blow her to a bowl of chow mein at some chop suey joint, or could you get by with a nut sundae at a cut-rate drug store?
Second story—Chinks and chop suey; third floor—manicures and foreign missions; fourth floor—poolroom.
Sit down, my dear, and John Chinaman shall bring you chop suey for lunch.
Put some well-seasoned cooked rice on a platter, pour over the chop suey and serve very hot.
That something mysterious goes on in the rooms back of chop suey restaurants.
1885, American English, from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) tsap sui "odds and ends, mixed bits."