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Old 04-13-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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There are a ton of supposed "Asian Fusion" places popping up in the past decade, where there's a little Chinese, some Thai, a bit of Korean influence, some Indian, some throw in sushi and the Mongolian BBQ-style dealio...all bases covered.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I spent an entire summer working in Mexico and never once encountered anything I have seen in a Mexican or Tex-Mex restaurant.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:06 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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My parents have a family friend from China. Every now and then, they would host a party and he would make authentic Chinese dishes for the guests. It was always amazing. The guy is a doctor, but I always tried to talk him into opening a restaurant when I was a kid. ;-)
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Whoa, next thing they're going to report is that Taco Bell isn't authentic Mexican food!
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I thought we know that, no?
I am sure same apply to any other Americanized ethnic food.
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:53 AM
 
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This reminds me of a couple of the discussions that I have listened to in the past couple of years.

I recent immigrant from Jalisco opens up a Mexican restaurant in a Chicago suburb, a specialty is goat. Several Mexicans from Sonora come into his place and complain that the food is NOT "real Mexican" as they never have goat in their cooking. There are dozens of regional cuisines in Mexico (and China, for that matter) and MOST have not experienced enough of them to judge whether they are authentic or not.

A second discussion came from a restaurant owner who owned a Thai restaurant that included several Chinese dishes and a few sushi selections in a small metropolitan area in the Midwest. Prior to entering the US, the owner had culinary training and had a couple restaurants in Bangkok. A foodie comes in and starts a campaign against the restaurant on-line as it is "not authentic Thai." The owner replied that he could NOT keep a restaurant open that served ONLY Thai dishes as the area was small. This was "not Las Vegas or Chicago" where you could narrowly define the menu and stay in business which was his primary goal.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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I'm not sure I can think of any country that doesn't adapt foreign cuisines to better suit their own populace.

One of the oddest I've ever encountered was an ice cream sundae, in Scotland. IT was ice cream, with canned fruit cocktail and whipped cream on top. It was gag-worthy.
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:05 AM
 
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A few items not popular with Chinese people.
10 Chinese Dishes That Real Chinese People Don't Eat - Chinese Food Week 2011 - Eater DC
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:09 AM
 
Location: NY
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Which dish is Chinese?

Pepper Steak
Egg Foo Young
LoMein
Shrimp With Lobster Sauce
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:13 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The "chop suey" photo looks like chili mac on the left.
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