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Old Apr 1, 16, 7:54 pm
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Cloudship
 
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Originally Posted by PTravel View Post
When my wife, who is Chinese, first came to the US, I took her to what was my then-favorite Chinese restaurant in Hollywood. She spent the evening laughing and said, "So you really think this Chinese food?" We never went there again.
I agree that what we call "Chinese" in the US is not really authentic, and it is good to try authentic Chinese cooking. At the same time, I think that "Chinese American" (my term) also qualifies as a type of cooking, even if it is not authentic to China. And just because it isn't authentic doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't enjoy it.

I am curious though - is what we do get more aligned with what one finds in the Canton region?
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