Debunking North America Concepts of Chinese Food (Myths and Misconceptions)
I can’t believe it, but I’ve now lived in Hong Kong for over 4 years now, and so it’s about due time I write about the myths and misconceptions of “real Chinese food” that people eat in North America. For the most part, it is highly likely that your Chinese takeout in North America isn’t really that authentic and has been altered to your tastebuds. So what are the differences between “made in North America” Chinese food and “made in Hong Kong” Chinese food? Ask and you shall receive…
One. Names of Chinese restaurants.
Two. Names of Chinese dishes.
Three. Fortune cookies.
Another North American gimmick. In Hong Kong, for dessert, they usually serve red bean soup or some almond cookies as the free dessert. No fortune cookies in sight though I do love a good fortune told after my meal.