A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 22, 2021
“Why are Chinese restaurant owners the best renters?"/"Because they’re lo mein tenants.”

"Low maintenance” can sound like “lo mein tenants,” and of course, there are Chinese restaurant jokes.

“why are Chinese restaurant owners the best renters?: Because they’re Lo Mein Tenants. You’re Welcome” was posted on Twitter by Jacob Peters on January 24, 2011. “Why did the landlord like renting his storefront to the Chinese restaurant? Because they were lo mein tenants” was posted on Reddit—Punny on December 15, 2013. “Why do strip malls love renting space to Chinese restaurants?
Because they’re lo mein tenants” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on December 22, 2021.

“Upkeep of most Chinese restaurants is Lo Meintenance” is a similar joke.


Wikipedia: Lo mein
Lo mein (simplified Chinese: 捞面; traditional Chinese: 撈麵/撈麪; Cantonese Yale: lou1 min6; pinyin: lāo miàn) is a Chinese dish with wheat flour noodles. It often contains vegetables and some type of meat or seafood, usually beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or wontons. It can also be eaten with just vegetables.

Traditionally this is a dry variation of wonton noodle soup. The soup is simply separated from the noodles and other ingredients, and served on the side.

Twitter
Jacob Peters
@ArchiJake
Replying to @shtetl_
@CraftyShafty @laurenddddd why are Chinese restaurant owners the best renters?: Because they’re Lo Mein Tenants. You’re Welcome
9:20 AM · Jan 24, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Punny
Posted by u/commisaro December 15, 2013
Why did the landlord like renting his storefront to the Chinese restaurant?
Because they were lo mein tenants.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/commisaro March 10, 2015
Why do landlords like to rent their storefronts to Chinese restaurants?
Because they’re lo mein tenants.

Twitter
ba
@saturnineba
I have a Chinese restaurant in my building. Some people complain about it, but I find them to be quite lo mein tenants. #puns #steamedbuns
1:40 AM · Mar 21, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Rick Aaron
@RickAaron
The landlord thought his Chinese renters would be a lot of trouble but they were lo mein tenants.
2:00 PM · Nov 1, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/HopsInABox March 26, 2019
Why did the landlord prefer Chinese restaurants?
Because they’re lo mein tenants

Twitter
Chet Churchpain
@Churchpain
Why to building owners like to rent to Chinese restaurants?
They’re lo mein tenants.
3:49 PM · Mar 30, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
[Raccoon]
@EricJamesJordan
The landlord never received any complaints from the owners of the Chinese restaurant, they were low maintenance lo mein tenants.
5:39 PM · Jul 31, 2021·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/jhawkerjohn December 22, 2021
Why do strip malls love renting space to Chinese restaurants?
Because they’re lo mein tenants.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Wednesday, December 22, 2021 • Permalink