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Old 01-11-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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Here in the United States, I'd find it very odd for any restaurant to have it's patrons be exclusively of a particular ethnic, cultural or national origin.

What exactly is Wor Toy?
Ok. I am an American born Chinese.

I used to live in San Francisco. Lots of Chinese.
But, there are many Chinatowns scattered throughout the world. Just not in my part of the world.

Chinese people have this secret to finding authentic Chinese food... Eat where the other Chinese eat. (Oh.. also never eat in an empty restaurant). It is not that non Chinese are excluded, but these places are sometimes not easy to find. They are not usually in shopping centers and are not chains. It is sometimes tough for me to find them.

I am not talking about the trendy Chinese or stuff catering to Americans like Panda Express stuff, but the real stuff. Perhaps you live in an area that does not have a Chinatown. If that is the case, you probably have not had the experience of Dim Sum.... Ahhh.. poor soul.

Now. There was this place in SF I would normally go to. The Wor Toy would be maybe 25 bucks and feed 4 adults. It might consist of 1) half a roast duck 2) a whole fish 3) Peking pork spare ribs 4) Soup 5) Chinese Broccolli 6) Rice 7) Tea and 8) fortune cookies. Ahhh. Memories. There is no Chinatown where I live now. Not even close.

Think of Wor Toy as the Chinese version of the Blue Plate Special. It won't be at the Chinese Buffet or the Nouvelle Chinois. But if you happen to be in a real Chinatown or see a Chinese restaurant that is loaded with Chinese, try this out.

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Old 01-11-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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Here in the United States, I'd find it very odd for any restaurant to have it's patrons be exclusively of a particular ethnic, cultural or national origin.

What exactly is Wor Toy?
I actually see that pretty often in most large cities I've visited because naturally, the patrons from a certain culture are craving authentic food that cannot be obtained in most restaurants. Sometimes the authentic food is not exactly fitting to the typical American palate and thus the restaurants end up having 99% of its patrons from a particular ethnic/cultural/national background.

In real, authentic chinese restaurants we have pig's blood, pig's intestine, and chicken feet. Can the usual American stomach this?
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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We have a favorite Chinese carry out restaurant..great food, huge portions. The only problem is a friend who was a food delivery guy said he saw them cutting up chicken on the floor one day. He will never eat there, but we figure it's so good, and it hasn't killed us yet, that we keep going there.
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