Chinese Sub Shop

So technically this place is called “The Super Submarine Sandwich Shop,” but I very seldom hear it called that. We’ve heard about the Chinese Sub Shop since we moved to Memphis and somehow only recently made it there. Possibly because I had some fear of being served sweet and sour chicken on a loaf of sourdough or chicken chow mein on whole wheat. It just sounds weird. But truth be told, this place is just a regular sandwich shop which happens to sell Chinese food as well. But they don’t combine the two. So no Chinese food filled sub sammies. πŸ˜‰

chinese sub shopThe sign itself could be another reason we hadn’t ventured in here. Something about that lady on the sign sort of scares me…

chinese sub shopHowever! They claim to have the BEST fresh sandwiches and we just can’t help but put any restaurant to the test who claims to have “the best”!

chinese sub shopStreet art on the wall outside the sub shop (woohoo Ron Paul!). It looks sort of seedy from the outside, but that’s not terribly unusual in Memphis. We’ve found some of our favorite places to eat are little hole-in-the-wall spots that look sketch from the outside.

chinese sub shopSpeaking of it being a little bit sketch… haha! It actually wasn’t terribly hot the day that we were there and they had fans going so we stayed and enjoyed our food there along with a fairly packed restaurant. I felt badly for the staff working, though. I can’t imagine how hot it was in the kitchen!

chinese sub shopThe menu. As you can see, they have a Chinese menu and then a sub sandwich menu. Two separate things, haha!

chinese sub shopYou get a bag of chips with your sub sandwich so Christopher and I grabbed these two bags. Interestingly enough, they tasted almost exactly the same. The pickle ones had just a little more of a dill flavor, but otherwise they were super similar!

chinese sub shopChristopher got the “super sub” which was filled with several different sandwich meats. It was really good! Oh! And we ordered both our subs on “soft bread.” I’m not sure what the “hard bread” is like, but everyone we knew who had been here had recommended that we get the “soft bread” so we did! πŸ™‚

chinese sub shopMy steak with pepper and onion sub (like a Philly cheesesteak). Oh my gracious this was delicious! I’m not really a sandwich girl, but I like a good sub and this was a FANTASTIC sub! They aren’t skimpy with their fillings and the flavors are delightful! I think I would have a hard time ordering anything else here after having this. It’s just that good!

The Chinese Sub Shop or Super Submarine Sandwich Shop, whatever you want to call it, gets two thumbs up from both Christopher and I! We certainly plan to return! πŸ™‚

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Love Rach


33 responses to “Chinese Sub Shop

  1. Loooove that sub shop! They are demolishing that building soon so they’re moving up to Summer; it’ll be sad to not have them so close!

  2. Oh my! The sign is too funny! I would have been a little afraid to try it too! I’m glad it turned out to be good.

  3. Glad it turned out good! Those sandwiches look huge!

  4. So good! I’m on campus today…it’s so close…yep, lunch plans made. πŸ™‚

  5. Yeah…that lady on the sign scares me too!

    The sandwiches look delicious and oh-my-goodness they’re huge and probably very filling!

  6. Hello Rach,
    My husband, 10 year old son and I are leaving today from Northern California to Tennessee for my sons national dirt bike race. We are going to stop on Saturday around 1 or 2 in Memphis to stretch our legs. Last year we went to Graceland and this year we were thinking about the zoo???? Do you think that is a good idea or am I missing something else that might be more fun? I appreciate your opinion. Feel free to check out my sons blog to get more info about us. Thanks in advance for your help.

    • The zoo is a great idea! I love the Memphis Zoo and there is PLENTY to see there! Good pick! My husband’s graduation is this Saturday otherwise I’d be happy to show you around. Hope you guys have fun while you are here! πŸ™‚

  7. Too funny! That lady is little scary haha. I’m glad their sandwiches are great though!

  8. You should go back sometime and try the Chinese food! Or is it only the sandwiches that are the best…?

  9. Sometimes, the sketchy places really are the best. Ha, ha. These sandwiches sound so yummy!

  10. I love interesting little eateries like this one! Will have to try if/when I’m ever in your area πŸ˜€

  11. What a perfect combination/variety of food! I’m glad it tasted good, even with the creepy looking lady on the sign outside.

  12. Yikes. That sign IS creepy…I don’t blame you for not going in there. I am glad you were pleasantly surprised. πŸ™‚

  13. Haha, that sign is pretty creepy! I’m glad that the sandwiches were good. They look yummy and filling! πŸ™‚

  14. i hate to judge a book by cover, but i wouldn’t have gone in based on the sign alone! πŸ˜‰ Stop by for a Mason Pearson hairbrush giveaway!

  15. You are brave! There is no way I would have tried this shop no matter what the buzz (that sign outside, that sign INSIDE, the old-school-scary menu–I’m way too picky and judgy when it comes to restaurants). I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!

  16. This place is sooo good!!

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