National Chop Suey Day

August 29

When is National Chop Suey Day?

National Chop Suey Day happens on Thursday August 29, 2024.

A Celebration of Chop Suey

Today is National Chop Suey day! Chop suey is a dish that is near and dear to our hearts, as it is a delicious and easy way to get your fix of veggies, protein, and carbs all in one bowl. Plus, it’s super versatile and can be made with just about anything you have in your fridge.

So whether you’re looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal or a dish to impress your dinner guests, look no further than chop suey! In this post, we’ll give you a brief overview of the history of chop suey and some of our favorite recipes. So fire up your wok and let’s get cooking!

What is Chop Suey?

Chop suey is a dish of Chinese origin that consists of meats (usually pork or chicken), vegetables (often bean sprouts, onions, and celery), and rice or noodles. The dish is typically stir-fried and served with a gravy or sauce. While the exact origins of chop suey are unknown, it is believed to have been created by Chinese immigrants in the late 19th century.

The name “chop suey” actually comes from the Cantonese words “ja choy,” which mean “mixed pieces.” This refers to the fact that the dish is made up of a variety of different ingredients. While chop suey is often associated with Chinese cuisine, it is actually more popular in the United States than it is in China.

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about chop suey and trying out some of our favorite recipes! From its humble beginnings as a way to use up leftover scraps of food to its current status as a beloved weeknight staple, we think it’s safe to say that chop suey has come a long way. So on this National Chop Suey day, take some time to appreciate this humble dish and all it has to offer!

When does National Chop Suey Day happen next year?

National Chop Suey Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday August 29, 2025
  • Saturday August 29, 2026
  • Sunday August 29, 2027
  • Tuesday August 29, 2028
  • Wednesday August 29, 2029


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