By Jennifer 8. Lee | April 8, 2009
A reader, Josh West, sent me photos of a St. Paul sandwich, which is a local sandwich specialty in St. Louis American Chinese restaurants. It is made up of a egg foo young sandwich, lettuce, tomatoes etc. on two pieces of white bread + mayo.
According to local legend, the St. Paul Sandwich was named by Steven Yuen at Park Chop Suey in St. Louis for his home town of St. Paul. It’s considered a fast food snack that is really cheap < $2.
The patties are made of egg, beansprouts, sometimes shrimp!
As Josh writes:
When you eat your first Saint Paul sandwich it’s different, but somehow familiar. It’s the best fried egg sandwich you ever had and the white bread reminds you of every sandwich you ate as a kid. You can get the egg foo yong patty with shrimp, chicken, beef, pork or all of the above topped with lettuce and mayo. Sometimes, they include tomato, pickles and even cheese. The sandwich is outstanding for something so simple and it makes you crave it from time to time. I’ve eaten Saint Paul sandwiches since I was young and it never fails to surprise me with how good it tastes.
It’s not as crunchy as a chow mein sandwich.
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