Chow Mein are stir-fried noodles, the name being an English corruption of the Taishanese chāu-mèing. The dish is popular throughout the Chinese diaspora and appears on the menu of many Chinese restaurants. It’s particularly popular in the USA and the UK. The word means fried noodles. In American Chinese cuisine, it is a stir-fried dish consisting of noodles, meat (chicken or pork, beef, shrimp, tofu) and onions. It’s served as a specific dish at westernized Chinese restaurants. There are 2 kinds available - steamed and crispy Hong Kong style. On the US West Coast, Chow Mein is always the steamed style; the crispy style is called “Hong Kong style”.