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pepo36
comment|40647|228251

i would say i adjusted and adapted to some chinese food and just like JayKnox said i have now my safe list of food i can eat and definitely prefer them to Mcdonald's or KFC if i'm eating out examples of my safe food list are malatang or chaomian however if i eat at home i'm sticking with the western cuisine at some point i was eating BBQ with my chinese friend and he ordered the silkworm cocoons without me noticing....i stopped eating and i almost threw up so yeah it's really tough to for us to eat the same like a chinese person

Oct 10, 2013 09:24 Report Abuse

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dom87
comment|40476|102513

really there are different kinds of chinese food? looks all the same for me. Meat chopped the wrong way (with bones) put it into a big pot add some green pepper drown it in oil. lets drown everything in oil yeah i definitly dont like chinese food at all. tough time for me eating here

Oct 10, 2013 08:47 Report Abuse

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dom87
comment|40646|102513

really there are different kinds of chinese food? looks all the same for me. Meat chopped the wrong way (with bones) put it into a big pot add some green pepper drown it in oil. lets drown everything in oil yeah i definitly dont like chinese food at all. tough time for me eating here

Oct 10, 2013 08:47 Report Abuse

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Guest569724
comment|40474|63302

Spot on. I actually did the whole trial and error thing with the "safe list", just like I did with all the cuisines I've tried. The only "Chinese" (read: Asian) food I had before moving to China was sushis and spring rolls, so I had no idea what to expect or try. I was surprised after moving to China, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. Since almost all of my high-school and university lunches were in cheap Chinese restaurants, to me, Chinese food was just the average meal. I would always enjoy eating other kinds of cuisine, and junk food. As of those dishes mentioned in the article, I'm not afraid to say that they disgust me and I STILL refuse to eat them. I absolutely loathe small chunks of meat filled with bones. That's why I've never said, nor will ever say, that I love Chinese food. I really like some dishes, but overall, Chinese food is just ok. On a side note, the reason western-style Chinese food is popular in the west is that it's adapted to western tastes. I mean, I suppose the first Chinese restaurants tried authentic dishes, and slowly refined it to something that would please the locals. That's probably why people try to find those same dishes in China rather than the ones that didn't make it through. (I'm not sure if my point is clear, but you probably see where I'm getting at).

Oct 10, 2013 03:18 Report Abuse

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DaqingDevil
comment|40488|58569

Well explained JayKnox although I am not sure I would agree about the extent of lying. I eat western food at home and cook my own steak and salad, pizza, roast lamb and vegies, spaghetti, BLT's and toasted sandwiches. When I go out I also have a selection of food I do like but I haven't found anything that makes me say "Wow!" My taste for Chinese food back home is certainly a westernized style and I like to eat it. And for sure I won't eat the fish here, the chicken feet, the piggy toes, the black beetles, some of the seaweed and a few other things. I am embarking on my next rebellion soon. Although adept at using chopstix I have a quality plastic fork which I intend carrying everywhere with me in future. (Haha!)

Oct 10, 2013 11:40 Report Abuse

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DaqingDevil
comment|40500|58569

Yeah you're right. Telling a white lie to the locals is an act of politeness. I guess it probably goes both ways. maybe if we ask them do they like tender steak on a regular basis BBQ'ed "properly" they might lie to us and say "yes". Then again........... May I take this opportunity though to mention that the supposedly foreigner section of a supermarket is constantly sold out of product and I can assure you that there are not enough foreigners here to make that happen so constantly. Makes me think the locals might even enjoy or prefer.......nah....couldn't be!!!

Oct 10, 2013 19:17 Report Abuse

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Guest569724
comment|40644|63302

Spot on. I actually did the whole trial and error thing with the "safe list", just like I did with all the cuisines I've tried. The only "Chinese" (read: Asian) food I had before moving to China was sushis and spring rolls, so I had no idea what to expect or try. I was surprised after moving to China, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. Since almost all of my high-school and university lunches were in cheap Chinese restaurants, to me, Chinese food was just the average meal. I would always enjoy eating other kinds of cuisine, and junk food. As of those dishes mentioned in the article, I'm not afraid to say that they disgust me and I STILL refuse to eat them. I absolutely loathe small chunks of meat filled with bones. That's why I've never said, nor will ever say, that I love Chinese food. I really like some dishes, but overall, Chinese food is just ok. On a side note, the reason western-style Chinese food is popular in the west is that it's adapted to western tastes. I mean, I suppose the first Chinese restaurants tried authentic dishes, and slowly refined it to something that would please the locals. That's probably why people try to find those same dishes in China rather than the ones that didn't make it through. (I'm not sure if my point is clear, but you probably see where I'm getting at).

Oct 10, 2013 03:18 Report Abuse

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DaqingDevil
comment|40648|58569

Well explained JayKnox although I am not sure I would agree about the extent of lying. I eat western food at home and cook my own steak and salad, pizza, roast lamb and vegies, spaghetti, BLT's and toasted sandwiches. When I go out I also have a selection of food I do like but I haven't found anything that makes me say "Wow!" My taste for Chinese food back home is certainly a westernized style and I like to eat it. And for sure I won't eat the fish here, the chicken feet, the piggy toes, the black beetles, some of the seaweed and a few other things. I am embarking on my next rebellion soon. Although adept at using chopstix I have a quality plastic fork which I intend carrying everywhere with me in future. (Haha!)

Oct 10, 2013 11:40 Report Abuse

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DaqingDevil
comment|40654|58569

Yeah you're right. Telling a white lie to the locals is an act of politeness. I guess it probably goes both ways. maybe if we ask them do they like tender steak on a regular basis BBQ'ed "properly" they might lie to us and say "yes". Then again........... May I take this opportunity though to mention that the supposedly foreigner section of a supermarket is constantly sold out of product and I can assure you that there are not enough foreigners here to make that happen so constantly. Makes me think the locals might even enjoy or prefer.......nah....couldn't be!!!

Oct 10, 2013 19:17 Report Abuse