Why would it be weird to serve mapo dofu over noodles? IMHO it is quite good...better than over rice.
I will have to be sure to check chow mein recipes when I reread the books in my Chinese cookbook collection to see if any do not use noodles. It is interesting to me that the only places I have eaten where chow mein does not have noodles are the two restaurants in El Cajon, CA!
I just checked and found this http://chowhound.cho...m/topics/629916
which discusses chow mein without noodles in NYC!
If anyone is interested, my site, http://dmreed.com
, contains my cookbook collections (about 750 Asian cookbooks, predominatly Chinese), a discussion regarding "tsap sui"/"chop suey", recipes, etc.
Edited by dmreed, 14 May 2010 - 10:54 PM.