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Old 02-04-2016, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Heck, the Chinese are often astonished beyond words when they see that we furriners are able to master the complexity that is eating with two sticks!
Yup... the number of times that I've had people stare in open astonishment because I can use chopsticks... "I thought that foreigners couldn't use chopsticks."

My wife's dad, upon meeting me the first time:

Him: "Ha! Go for dinner? Why should we go for dinner? Does he even like Chinese food? Does he know anything about Chinese food? I bet he can't even eat it using kuai zi (chopsticks)."
Wife: "He is an excellent chef. He can make many Hunan dishes and uses kuai zi better than me. He can pick up one grain of rice and feed it to me."
Him: *glowers, turns, looks the other way and drags off his cigarette*
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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I don't get this thread. Chinese women and their families are not " old fashioned" at all. Where I live half of Chinese women are married to white guys and now a days most Asian women in general do not want to date Asian men.

I am very surprised actually seeing Asian couples walking around.
Maybe you are talking about Chinese Americans. Chinese in China are very different. And most parents do not prefer foreign sons/sisters in law.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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No, it is vastly different. Think of it this way...

American arrogance: "learn to speak English."
Chinese arrogance: "Our language is 5,000 years old, foreigners aren't capable of learning Chinese."

American: "American food is the best."
Chinese: "our food is the culmination of 5000 years of genius tradition, foreigners can't understand why it's the best."
Me: "Oh? How come The Cheesecake Factory® makes the best Orange Chicken then?"

Mick
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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^ I have actually made my wife, her family, and some Chinese friends some orange/General Tso's/Lemon chicken or tofu before, and they liked it.

Contrary to popular "foodie" dogma pushed by white- and Chinese-Americans who have never been to China and want to sound more cultured than they really are, there is indeed sweet and sour chicken in China. It is a reasonably popular dish in the South.
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Asia
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Contrary to popular "foodie" dogma pushed by white- and Chinese-Americans who have never been to China and want to sound more cultured than they really are, there is indeed sweet and sour chicken in China. It is a reasonably popular dish in the South.
Yep. My MIL used to make it frequently. S&S fish, too. Pork, also.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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There are Chinese parents who object inter provincial or county marriages within China due to cultural and economic differences between different regions of China.
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