What is Cantonese chow mein Cantonese chow mein(广东炒面) or Guangdong chow mein is a very popular Chinese dish. Chow mein translates to "fried noodles." There are numerous variations on the chow mein.
Chow mein and lo mein are Chinese food made from wheat-flour egg noodles. Mein is a Chinese word for noodles. They come from northern China where wheat dishes are more.