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View Poll Results: Which Chinese cuisine is your favorite
Cantonese 25 50.00%
Sichuan 16 32.00%
Hunan 7 14.00%
Huaiyang 3 6.00%
Fujian 0 0%
Others 5 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-12-2014, 12:32 AM
 
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Yunnanese cuisine shares similarities with Sichuan.

How similar is Dai cuisine in Yunnan to Thai?
I traveled to southern Yunnan when I was younger. I liked their "pineapple rice".
Some people there eat hornet/bee larvae and I did not try.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:24 AM
 
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Lots of other good Chinese food you missed out in the poll, but Canton food is by far the best (imo). Hunan would be #2 for me (better then Sichuan) and 3rd might be Xinjiang food. My least favorite would be Huai Yang (Shanghai/Jiangsu) dishes.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Fujianese is pretty lacklustre it seems.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:23 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Chow Mein with a fortune cookie for dessert
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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As a spice aficionado, Indian Chinese is the best type of Chinese cuisine with its extensive use of cumin and other spices. It is the type of Chinese food served in India and is influenced by Hakka cooking.

Famous dishes are:
Manchurian Chicken
Zeera (Cumin) Beef
Chili Paneer
Hakka Noodles

Szechwan cooking is good too, but doesn't have the same diversity in spices as Indian Chinese.

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Old 05-26-2014, 04:41 PM
 
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Panda Express should have been an option to vote on, lol.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Panda Express should have been an option to vote on, lol.
American Chinese cuisine is a distinct branch of Chinese cuisine, and contains many dishes that Chinese people from China have never seen before, like chop suey, General Tso's Chicken, crab rangoon, and the famous fortune cookie. Anyone entertaining a Chinese guest should take them to a fancy American Chinese restaurant like P.F. Chang's.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Over the last few days I got taken out by my coworkers for the holiday... I have to say that overall, Cantonese food really sucks. It's bland and gooey, and actually is about 95% the same as the greasy, salty stuff in the US that people love to rail against. Here I am in the seat of Cantonese culture; the food is supposed to be 10x better than what's in the states and it's not.

I just went out for an early lunch with a friend and got these rolled noodles, marinated in oil for a few hours before being fried in more oil with some soy sauce, pepper, and red onions. I took a few bites and it was nearly inedible... just sent it back. so disgusting, I feel slighted. I'm basically done with the stuff. I'll stick with Hunanese, Xinjiang, and Sichuan food unless I need a reason to get pissed off.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:18 AM
 
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My favorite Chinese restaurant has Hunan in it's name, so that's what I voted for.

(But to be honest, I have no idea what the different styles are or how they differ.)
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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Over the last few days I got taken out by my coworkers for the holiday... I have to say that overall, Cantonese food really sucks. It's bland and gooey, and actually is about 95% the same as the greasy, salty stuff in the US that people love to rail against. Here I am in the seat of Cantonese culture; the food is supposed to be 10x better than what's in the states and it's not.

I just went out for an early lunch with a friend and got these rolled noodles, marinated in oil for a few hours before being fried in more oil with some soy sauce, pepper, and red onions. I took a few bites and it was nearly inedible... just sent it back. so disgusting, I feel slighted. I'm basically done with the stuff. I'll stick with Hunanese, Xinjiang, and Sichuan food unless I need a reason to get pissed off.
Cantonese food is declining in China too. More and more people are fond of spicy foods.
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