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(Space Daily)   Chinese astronauts preparing to return to Earth after being unable to find any space creatures that tasted good with hoisin sauce   (spacedaily.com ) divider line
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2012-06-26 07:34:48 PM  

clyph: Harry Freakstorm: C'mon. These have to be as good as anything General Tso ever whipped up

The funny thing is that General Tso's chicken (and most other "Chineese" take-out staples) were invented in America and have no relation to actual Chinese cuisine.

Conversely (or so I've been told) that if you go to an "American" restaurant in China, you won't recognize a single thing on the menu.


And you better not ask what's in it


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2012-06-26 07:44:32 PM  
"Enjoy obsolescence, capitalist round-eye!"
 
2012-06-26 08:33:14 PM  
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whither_apophis

Am I the only person that sees "hoisin" and thinks "Chosin reservoir"?

/probably
//history geek


Nah - "Frozen Hoisin" doesn't have the same ring to it.
 
2012-06-26 08:34:12 PM  
And if anyone finds a left angle bracket, please let me know. I seem to have dropped one.
 
2012-06-26 08:47:04 PM  
Knowing that the "return craft" is made in China, I doubt the "astronaughts" feel any less fear about being dropped from a high flying aircraft as opposed to an actual re-entry they're faking.
 
2012-06-26 09:27:43 PM  
Just put some MSG on it. It'll taste delicious... like cancer.
 
2012-06-26 10:22:55 PM  
China has a space station?

*Googles*

Huh...
 
2012-06-26 10:23:40 PM  

wildcardjack: How I misread that...

Chinese ARISTOCRATS preparing to return to Earth after being unable to find any space creatures that tasted good with hoisin sauce

Somewhere between "we need a bad aristocrats joke involving Chinese people" and a biting commentary about the divisions within Chinese society despite claims of communism.


How does the average Chinese citizen view the honesty and integrity of the astronauts compared to their local and national government officials? I suspect favorably
 
2012-06-26 10:33:24 PM  

wildcardjack: How I misread that...

Chinese ARISTOCRATS preparing to return to Earth after being unable to find any space creatures that tasted good with hoisin sauce


Somewhere between "we need a bad aristocrats joke involving Chinese people" and a biting commentary about the divisions within Chinese society despite claims of communism.


So this family of Boxers meet with a talent scout in Beijing...
 
2012-06-26 10:50:26 PM  

clyph: Harry Freakstorm: C'mon. These have to be as good as anything General Tso ever whipped up

The funny thing is that General Tso's chicken (and most other "Chineese" take-out staples) were invented in America and have no relation to actual Chinese cuisine.

Conversely (or so I've been told) that if you go to an "American" restaurant in China, you won't recognize a single thing on the menu.


The origin of General Tso's Chicken is actually somewhat murky http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Tso%27s_chicken

It is modern, but not, as you seem to be implying "Chinese food for non-Chinese people."

Having had a bunch of Chinese friends in college that I spent quite a lot of time with over a couple years, the "American" versions of Chinese food are actually usually just "toned down" versions of the originals, but are largely recognizable in their relation.

Not to say that there isn't stuff that most mainstream Chinese places don't serve in the US (and to be sure, some places have the "can you read Chinese" blackboard menu on the wall), of course.
 
2012-06-27 09:59:04 AM  

clyph: Harry Freakstorm: C'mon. These have to be as good as anything General Tso ever whipped up

The funny thing is that General Tso's chicken (and most other "Chineese" take-out staples) were invented in America and have no relation to actual Chinese cuisine.

Conversely (or so I've been told) that if you go to an "American" restaurant in China, you won't recognize a single thing on the menu.


Some of the stuff in places like KFC is what we would expect, although we have only had a look inside, we haven't actually eaten there.

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Having had a bunch of Chinese friends in college that I spent quite a lot of time with over a couple years, the "American" versions of Chinese food are actually usually just "toned down" versions of the originals, but are largely recognizable in their relation.


Agreed. My wife (China-born) regards most such things as pale imitations of what they're supposed to be.

Not to say that there isn't stuff that most mainstream Chinese places don't serve in the US (and to be sure, some places have the "can you read Chinese" blackboard menu on the wall), of course.

Yup. Many years ago we were in a Chinese restaurant and there was a handwritten page in the menu that was pure Chinese, no English at all. My wife was ecstatic at finding authentic Chinese food.
 
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