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(NPR)   The new hot food trend in China --- Chinese food   (npr.org) divider line 37
    More: Amusing, Chinese food, market trends, Shanghai, Americans, North Jersey, Heinz ketchup, General Tso, Chinese-American  
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2014-02-13 08:36:53 AM  
1950's American-Chinese cuisine is definitely it's own thing.  Finding it done right outside the US is hard.
 
2014-02-13 08:37:15 AM  
And for a touch of added class, there is a can of PBR on the into photo.
 
2014-02-13 08:39:05 AM  
How long until there is a Panda Express in every Chinese mall food court?
 
2014-02-13 08:41:56 AM  
Or as they call it: food.
 
2014-02-13 08:42:05 AM  
It sounds like Taco Bell trying to get into Mexico...
 
2014-02-13 08:44:01 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: It sounds like Taco Bell trying to get into Mexico...


They'd never allow it -- those Doritos tacos are too loco.
 
2014-02-13 08:46:51 AM  

Arkham: And for a touch of added class, there is a can of PBR on the into photo.


China is the new Prague.
 
2014-02-13 08:46:53 AM  
I live near an Indian-Chinese restaurant which is basically the Chinese food people eat in India so that Indian immigrants can get the Chinese food they are used to.  They actually describe their food as "Authentic Indian Chinese Food " which I like to hear because I hate the use of the word "authentic" when referring to food.  Food constantly changes and adapts to what is available and the tastes of whom it's made for.  This is what makes pizza threads so annoying.

Anyway, http://www.chinesedhaba.com/
 
2014-02-13 08:48:02 AM  

Rapmaster2000: ... because I hate the use of the word "authentic" when referring to food.  Food constantly changes and adapts to what is available and the tastes of whom it's made for.  This is what makes pizza threads so annoying.


Lighten up, Francis.
 
2014-02-13 08:52:16 AM  
 
2014-02-13 08:54:30 AM  

MemeSlave: Rapmaster2000: ... because I hate the use of the word "authentic" when referring to food.  Food constantly changes and adapts to what is available and the tastes of whom it's made for.  This is what makes pizza threads so annoying.

Lighten up, Francis.


If you think "the pizza I had in Italy" Internet Guy is annoying on the internet, you've never met "the pizza I had in Italy"-Hipster Girl in real life.
 
2014-02-13 08:57:10 AM  

Brawndo: How long until there is a Panda Express in every Chinese mall food court?


I'm waiting for these to show up in the States:
fubegra.net
 
2014-02-13 08:57:54 AM  

Rapmaster2000: MemeSlave: Rapmaster2000: ... because I hate the use of the word "authentic" when referring to food.  Food constantly changes and adapts to what is available and the tastes of whom it's made for.  This is what makes pizza threads so annoying.

Lighten up, Francis.

If you think "the pizza I had in Italy" Internet Guy is annoying on the internet, you've never met "the pizza I had in Italy"-Hipster Girl in real life.


Hipster girls of any description are annoying.
 
2014-02-13 09:00:12 AM  
Fa ra ra ra ra.
Do they sing at the table with you?
 
WGJ
2014-02-13 09:11:53 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-13 09:19:05 AM  
Reading this article while eating lemon chicken and fried rice, 100% American style, getting a kick, etc.

But seriously, most people who go live in foreign countries reach a point every now and then where they have a craving for something back home, so this restaurant makes sense.  When I was in Mexico there was a time when I wanted non-Mexican food so bad that I went to the only non-Mexican place within walking distance:  a McDonald's.  And there I discovered the magic of jalapeno relish on french fries.  I am in the US again now and I would willingly walk into a McDonald's if they had that relish on tap here like they do in Mexico.  But anyways...

It even seems like this Chinese-but-not-really-Chinese restaurant might actually turn out to be successful as a sort of novelty thing in addition to the business they get from all the ex-pats.
 
2014-02-13 09:28:45 AM  
fta: "Getting Fortune Cookie up and running wasn't easy. The owners sourced the restaurant's namesake, a treat that's unheard of in China, from a factory in neighboring Jiangsu province that exported to the Netherlands."

perhaps fortune cookies aren't served in restaurants in china, but they're definitely not "unheard of" if they are making them in china for export purposes

i always call people "unamerican" if they tell me they don't like chinese food. it's amazing how many folks don't get the joke...that "chinese" food in america is american food loosely based on chinese recipes.

one of my favorite chinese restaurants is in ramstein, germany...of course that area is little-america, so it's fitting that there are restaurants catering to american tastes all over the place (there are really good tex-mex places there, too!).
 
2014-02-13 09:30:31 AM  

Jirafa: When I was in Mexico there was a time when I wanted non-Mexican food so bad that I went to the only non-Mexican place within walking distance: a McDonald's


I ended up doing that myself when I spent a week in Shanghai. I really enjoyed all the local food I was trying, but after a few days I just had to get myself an Egg McMuffin.

/Much like Budweiser, I have to at the very least give them props for a consistent product. A Chinese Egg McMuffin tastes exactly like a Colorado Egg McMuffin.
 
2014-02-13 09:31:52 AM  
It's called "General Tao's Chicken" here.
"Tao" certainly sounds Chinese.
"a" is next to "s" on a keyboard.
 
2014-02-13 09:48:16 AM  

Porous Horace: It's called "General Tao's Chicken" here.
"Tao" certainly sounds Chinese.
"a" is next to "s" on a keyboard.


We get "Tso's" and "Gau's", here in the Boston area.
 
2014-02-13 09:57:31 AM  
I live in Taiwan.  Would kill to be able to get an eggroll.
 
2014-02-13 10:08:24 AM  

tatum: I live in Taiwan.  Would kill to be able to get an eggroll.


Long before the internet, little ones, an old friend taught me how to make them at home. Pretty simple, really. And you can put in any ingredients you want.

/My lawn, etc.
 
2014-02-13 10:09:11 AM  
Sichuan >>> American-Chinese food. Though, I do occasionally enjoy a General Tso's chicken.
 
2014-02-13 10:23:13 AM  
Do they have all you can eat Chinese (American) buffet in China?
 
2014-02-13 10:23:17 AM  

Porous Horace: It's called "General Tao's Chicken" here.
"Tao" certainly sounds Chinese.
"a" is next to "s" on a keyboard.


And it is pronounced "Cho"

This article should have been entitled "Duh!  The crap we call Chinese food is unknown in China"
 
2014-02-13 10:32:12 AM  
I live in the San Gabriel Valley area of LA - we get busloads of people from mainland china going to our local Chinese restaurants
 
2014-02-13 10:47:16 AM  
Visiting a sister one time in San Francisco, we went to Chinatown (of course) and chose a place for lunch. It was empty as all hell, but they still insisted on seating us at a two-top even though we BEGGED to have a booth (which sat 4) by the window.

A large party came in. They were seated at the table next to us, even though we were the ONLY diners in the restaurant.

I kept getting up to look out the windows we were denied. But why were we denied them? Is this usual at "more real" Chinese restaurants? (Where I live, we sit wherever we like in the Chinese restaurants.)
 
Ant
2014-02-13 11:06:37 AM  
Stupid.

I'd rather have real Chinese food. I'm sick of General Tso's, almond chicken, etc.

Shanghai is home to xiao long bao (Soup dumplings. They've got freaking soup inside the dumpling!)
www.topchinatravel.com
 
Ant
2014-02-13 11:08:05 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Sichuan >>> American-Chinese food. Though, I do occasionally enjoy a General Tso's chicken.


This. I like the buzzing feeling of chilis with sichuan peppercorns.
 
Ant
2014-02-13 11:10:33 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: It sounds like Taco Bell trying to get into Mexico...


There's an Azteca in Puerto Vallarta, I think. That's almost as bad.
 
2014-02-13 11:13:01 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I live near an Indian-Chinese restaurant which is basically the Chinese food people eat in India so that Indian immigrants can get the Chinese food they are used to.  They actually describe their food as "Authentic Indian Chinese Food " which I like to hear because I hate the use of the word "authentic" when referring to food.  Food constantly changes and adapts to what is available and the tastes of whom it's made for.  This is what makes pizza threads so annoying.

Anyway, http://www.chinesedhaba.com/


So Indian Chinese fusion cuisine?  That's... beautiful.  I'll have to try that the next time I'm in GA.
 
2014-02-13 11:19:17 AM  

Get Your Dick Out Of My Food: 1950's American-Chinese cuisine is definitely it's own thing.  Finding it done right outside the US is hard.


I'm not sure "done right" is a thing when it comes to that stuff.  My hatred for General Tso's and that nasty sweet and sour pork runs pretty deep.

My city has no good Chinese restaurants any more.  We had one, it was amazing, it closed.  There are probably a hundred crap ones.
 
2014-02-13 11:36:22 AM  
All I can think of is Butterfinger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGmahr3L60w
 
2014-02-13 12:45:52 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Do they have all you can eat Chinese (American) buffet in China?


"You here four houra.  You go now!  We closed!"
 
2014-02-13 01:36:55 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Do they have all you can eat Chinese (American) buffet in China?


WalMartian: SuperNinjaToad: Do they have all you can eat Chinese (American) buffet in China?

"You here four houra.  You go now!  We closed!"


Damn. Beat me to it
 
2014-02-13 02:04:37 PM  
Amusing... nah, that's not it.
Hey, Alanis, what's that word again?
 
2014-02-13 03:06:20 PM  
I had chinese food in Peru a long time ago ("chifa"). It was fantastic... A mix of south american food and chinese, just as ours is a mix of american cuisine and chinese. Much more subtle flavors and sauces than american chinese food. Great stuff, much "lighter" food (not that it's probably any better for you).
 
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