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Old 04-14-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Cheese is not a favourite food in China, to put it mildly. Traditionally, dairy products were associated with the nomadic people who lived on the fringes of China and who were regarded as fearful barbarians. The Han Chinese, with a few notable exceptions, avoided eating dairy foods altogether: many were, and still are, lactose-intolerant. In recent years, influenced by western lifestyles, Chinese parents have begun to feed milk to their children, and their purchasing power has contributed to soaring worldwide milk prices. Cheese, however, is still generally regarded as beyond the pale. A few sophisticated Shanghainese might eat Stilton just as sophisticated Londoners eat tripe and chitterlings, but many people, especially in the provinces, have never tasted it.
Eating cheese in China.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Yeah, do we WANT it to be authentic?

They're running out of cats and dogs in China, too.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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And Mexican food isn't Mexican food, either - but I prefer TexMex to authentic Mexican food. Actually, Bo-Ling's in Kansas City does have chicken feet on their dim sum menu. And the owners of Dragon Inn and Bo-Lings in Kansas City are somehow related. Sisters? I can't remember. The owners of Dragon Inn told us that. We have always preferred Dragon Inn.


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Old 04-14-2014, 01:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yeah, do we WANT it to be authentic?
Yes, I want the authentic Chinese food, but it's almost impossible to find in Europe.

My favorite Chinese Restaurant got a Michelin Star and serves heavenly food. The guests are mostly Asian and it is located in a small Asia town. They have great Dim Sum and more "exotic" things like Duck tongue salad, the obligatory chicken feet, frog legs and even frog ovaries. But for them, you must make a reservation ahead.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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The couple that own Bo Lings started out working at the Dragon Inn, which her parents owned. It probably is run by a sibling, now.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:30 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Sounds like she had ong choy or water spinach Permaculture Plants: Water Spinach or Kangkong | Temperate Climate Permaculture



It is very yummy
That looks very similar to the picture she showed me!
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:34 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Er Chinese people don't eat cheese? Pizza is getting really popular, as well as burgers and stuff that have cheese. Most humans are actually lactose tolerant but it doesn't mean they can't consume moderate amounts of dairy. Varies by individual too.
But for the most part, Chinese people haven't eaten much dairy, especially not cheese. Just as we're disgusted with their scorpion on a stick and Sichuan people walking around chewing on rabbit heads for a snack, they think it's gross that we're willing to eat a hunk of spoiled milk.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:38 PM
 
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Just as American food in China is not "American".

I thought the Chinese food thing was common knowledge, I cannot even remember when I have not known Chinese food in the US is not the same as in China.

Many foods get the local flair added to it, this is something done around the world.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:42 PM
 
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The couple that own Bo Lings started out working at the Dragon Inn, which her parents owned. It probably is run by a sibling, now.
This was quite a few years ago that the person told us that...probably the late 80s, early 90s. But I knew that both places were owned by the same family, just unsure of the exact relationship.
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Yeah, might have still been her parents, at that point.
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