Chinese food was introduced to the British public in 1884 at the International Health Exhibition in the West London district of Kensington. The first recorded Chinese restaurant opened in Glasshouse Street, Piccadilly Circus in 1908, It was called ‘The Chinese Restaurant’.
While many dishes have been adjusted to English tastes, Chicken Chow mein is an authentic Chinese dish. It simply means fried noodles. When meat is more scarce this is a great way to stretch out the meal and the added advantage is that you only need one pan.