I hate Americanized Chinese Food
I think we ruined regular chinese food with our love of starch and meat.
Cant stand the fried rice and the greased up chicken. Nasty. I just had a thought about getting food and then threw up a little when chinese food came to mind.
I dont mind a good eggroll, but it has to be good.
And ironically, I have kind of turned to indian food and mexican food. Mexican food seems to have a little bit more flavor, depending on where you go.
And the american burger, no way.
A good burger is an amazingly wonderful thing. Mmmm, some American cheddar on it, maybe some fried mushrooms. A ripe tomato slice.
In any case, have you eaten in China? I've seen truly Chinese food and...err...no thanks.
July 9th, 2007 11:59am
I love Americanized Chinese Food. Love it. Love love love.
In fact, now I want some. I should have gone to the local Chinese place instead of Red Robin's last night.
Crab Rangoon and Egg Foo Young are my favorite.
July 9th, 2007 12:03pm
"I love Americanized Chinese Food. Love it. Love love love."
I used to love it, during my hardcore hacking days. Only place you can get editable "food" at 2am.
Doesnt the fact that it is all the same drive you nuts. Rice(steamed or fried), Meat (or Tofu), sauce.
English cuisine is the best!
July 9th, 2007 12:06pm
My gut feeling here is that you have been only to lousy Chinese places. There is only one in the whole state of Connecticut that I will bother going to anymore, from experience.
"My gut feeling here is that you have been only to lousy Chinese places."
That is probably true. Worse yet, I have been to some bad ones and my dumb ass will keep going back. The closet one in particular is the smelliest, most disgusting, greasy chinese food ever and has ruined me. This place looks nasty. The owner of the place always has her 15-20 kids running around. I pop in just because they know me (actually I have been in about 2 months).
In my earlier thread, I said I tried korean food. I may go for thai or Vietnamese
Boneless bbq spare ribs and Singapore chow mei fun. Which, oddly enough, you won't find in Singapore.
July 9th, 2007 12:18pm
"There is only one in the whole state of Connecticut that I will bother going to anymore, from experience."
Muppet, which one?
I really like Great Taste. Even my picky New York parents approve of the food there.
July 9th, 2007 12:21pm
I only go to Lee's Garden in Plainville. I'm sure it's down to personal preference, but theirs is really the only Chinese food I enjoy.
Their sesame chicken is crap, but the rest of the menu is good.
>> I may go for thai or Vietnamese <<
The Vietnamese make great soups. Get some Pho Ga.
July 9th, 2007 12:41pm
Pho is great. I have that about twice a month.
I particularly enjoy 3, 17, 54, and 93.
They're my favorites.
July 9th, 2007 12:56pm
We're spoiled here, with a billion good chinese restaurants. Also a billion crappy ones, and some of them change hands so often it's hard to keep track of which ones are good. Dai Tung on Kingsway has been really good recently.
The Beijing Duck we had in Beijing was totally substandard. We've had much better in Macao and here.
July 9th, 2007 1:00pm
There's lots of bad Chinese food around, especially at fast food and take out places. But here in SoCal Panda Express is a tasty fast food option. Lot's of fresh veggies on the menu, lightly cooked with garlic and other flavours. Good chow mein noodles or steamed rice as alternatives to fried rice. No greasy meat to be seen as long as you stay away from the orange chicken.
July 9th, 2007 1:08pm
I've got some really good places around me. Empress of China is in a really scummy part of town (by the strip bars and used auto places), but the food is top notch. Absolutely -the- fashionable place to go before the symphony.
P.F. Chang's isn't bad either, especially for a franchise. Spendy though, and not the place for some quick take-out to fuel your late night debugging session.
Ward - We find that Mr Ho's Wonton House on Kingsway in Burnaby is really good.
Wayne's Wife :)
July 9th, 2007 1:20pm
We call it gwei-lo food up here. Always served in small towns where there's only one chinese restaurant.
It's about as tasty as regular fast food.
Odd thing is, real chinese food costs about the same...
July 9th, 2007 3:15pm
For Vietnamese, the most reliable place is Bao Chao on Hastings near the PNE. Good food, good prices, and most importantly it's not a gang hangout.
July 9th, 2007 3:24pm