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American Chop Suey

- Submitted by Dahlia on 6th Apr 2010

(Indian Chinese American Chopsuey)

Indo Chinese American Chop Suey

American Chop Suey is an Indo Chinese dish which is available in all the Chinese restaurants in India. But in America, 'American Chopsuey' refers to a pasta dish made with Macaroni and Beef. Only God knows how the Indo Chinese dish got its name as AMERICAN Chopsuey.

Whatever be the name confusion, the "Indian" American Chopsuey is an all time favorite for all Indo Chinese food lovers. The combination of crispy noodles, crunchy vegetables topped with sauce and egg makes it look and taste appetizing.

Recipe For American Chop Suey


  • Noodles - 250 grams. (Take approximately as you need) 
  • Oil - for deep frying

For Sauce

  • Chicken Breast - 1 (cut into thin strips)
  • Ginger - 1 " piece (minced)
  • Garlic - 3-4 cloves (minced)
  • Onion - 1 medium (sliced)
  • Vegetables of choice - 2 cups (Vegetables  can include baby corn, shredded cabbage, beans, julienned carrot, capsicum, sliced mushrooms, brocooli florets, cauliflower florets etc. I've used a packet of frozen mixed stir fry vegetables)
  • Tomato Ketchup - 4 tblsp
  • Chicken/Vegetable Stock - 1 cup
  • Corn Flour/Corn Starch - 3 tsp
  • Soy Sauce - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli Sauce - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper Powder - to taste

For Bulls Eye Egg (Sunny Side Up)

  • Egg - 3
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Pepper & Salt - a pinch


Preparation Steps

  1. Boil the noodles according to the package instructions or till the noodles is perfectly cooked. Do not overcook it.
  2. Make 'bulls eye' eggs. (Break the eggs one at a time in a hot pan such that the yolk is in the center. Season with some salt and pepper. Once the egg is cooked, remove and keep aside.)
  3. After draining the noodles, deep fry in oil little at a time till it becomes crispy. Remove on paper towels to remove excess oil.

For Making The Sauce (Skip the meat to make it vegetarian)

  1. Put a wok or stir fry pan on high heat. Add 1-2 tblsp of oil.
  2. Add the chicken strips to this and stir fry on high heat for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the finely chopped garlic, ginger and sliced onions. Continue to fry till the chicken gets cooked.
  4. Now add all the veggies and stir fry on high heat so that all the vegetables should be cooked but still retain their crispiness.
  5. In the mean time, take the corn flour in a separate bowl and add the chicken stock to it little by little so that it gets mixed up without forming any lumps. Add the soy sauce, tomato ketchup, chilly sauce, salt and pepper to this.
  6. Add this mixture to the cooked veggies and let it cook for about 10 minutes till the sauce is reduced and thickened. Taste the sauce to check for seasonings.

To Assemble The chop Suey

  1. Place the fried noodles in a plate and crush it slightly with hands.
  2. Put some of the sauce with the veggies and chicken on top of the noodles.
  3. Garnish with a bulls-eye egg (sunny side up) on top and serve hot. Top the noodles with the sauce just before serving to retain the crispiness of the noodles.

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Comments (7)

Person Chowringhee   (May 13, 2015)
What a unique dish – it looks and sounds delicious and really different.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 20, 2015)
Thank you.
Person kayum shaikh   (November 7, 2013)
receipe for 50 people chicken biryani and method for preparation
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 13, 2013)
Here is the recipe for chicken biriyani Do scale up the ingredients according to ur need.
Person Shilpa   (August 18, 2012)
I loved the American chopsuey a loootttt..... Plz put sme child friendly recipes which r yummy to eat
Person Priya   (June 12, 2012)
If you want something similar to American Chopsuey in America.. ask for "Hong Kong Style Pan Fried Noodles"
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 13, 2012)
oh.. Thanks for the info..

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Comment by mooneba siddiqui
         very nice recipe

Reply :- 
        Thank you.
Comment by Roselyn Regala

          Nice and cool chopsuey

Reply :- 
       Thank you Roselyn.

Comment by Anisha Kurian
            I tried your american chop suey . It was extremely lovely. I have posted about it on my blog with a link to your site. I would like to thank you again for the really good recipe. The link to my blog is here -

Kindly check it out when you have the time

Anisha Kurian

Reply :- 
       Hi Anisha, You have a good collection of recipes in your blog. I'm surely going to try your  chicken curry and potato fry. Keep trying more new dishes and also sharing your recipes. 

Comment by amina qadir
          thanks a lot for the wonderful easy to make yet so left the kids asking for more....tthanx again :)
Reply :- 
          Yes Amina. Not only kids, even adults will enjoy this.

Comment by lopa das

          It's very testy & a good breakfast on sunday for me, thank you very much.

Reply :- 
          Thanks Lopa

Comment by bunty bhai
          hakka noodle should be bolid and must put cornfloor mix and deep fry make it little bit brown colour.and gravy should be sour,sweet and little spice and in red colour gravy am i right.and for vegtrain vegstok and vegtable thir choice last on top no egg.on top for vegtrain spring onion celery leavs chopped. i try like that beafore was good try u too also

Reply :- 
          I appreciate your feedback bunty.

Comment by Meher Mirza on 07 April 2010 09:00AM

          lovely thanx I made it yummy u r great.

Reply :- 
          Thats great that you tried and liked it, Meher..

Comment by Interested Reader
       That looks delicious. :) Try putting the bull's eye egg in a bowl, then the meat preparation and top with plain rice.. Overturn it on a plate, and remove the bowl.. Voila: Mauritian Bol Renversé :D 

Reply :- 

          wow thats new to me.... Thanks for your contributions!!!

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