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.

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Entry from April 14, 2017
“What Chinese food is always eaten on Easter?"/"An egg roll.”

An Easter egg roll (an activity involving the rolling of Easter eggs) is very different from a Chinese restaurant egg roll (a food). There’s a riddle:

Q: What Chinese food is always eaten on Easter?
A: An egg roll.


The joke was cited in a 1994 newspaper.


Wikipedia: Egg rolling
Egg rolling, or an Easter egg roll is a traditional game played with eggs at Easter. Different nations have different versions of the game, usually played with hard-boiled, decorated eggs.

Wikipedia: Egg roll
The term egg roll is commonly used in North America to refer to variations of fried foods involving filling wrapped in flat bread. The dish is considered a subtype of the spring roll in mainland China, with the Chinese term meaning egg roll referring to the biscuit roll instead. Egg rolls are considered distinct from spring rolls outside of mainland China.

30 March 1994, Vancouver (BC) Sun, “Egg-cellent humor for Easter,” pg. C9:
What Chinese food is always eaten on Easter?
An egg roll.

Twitter
Jane Spicer‏
@DaphnesCovers
Replying to @sumal
@sumal whats the easter bunnies favorite chinese food dish? Egg roll
2:45 PM - 6 Apr 2009

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Gin A. Ando‏
@GinAAndo
Every time I read about the POTUS and the “Easter Egg Roll,” I think he’s eating Chinese food.
12:26 AM - 10 Apr 2012

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Michelle Johnson‏
@icfasntw
Every time someone mentions the Easter Egg Roll I start craving Chinese food
8:10 AM - 13 Apr 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
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