G made me watch a movie lately recently.
Okay, he didn’t make me do anything, but if it wasn’t for that movie, I wouldn’t be thinking about this at all… BUT since I am thinking, I had to blame someone for this.
Let’s preface this with: I love Chinese food! I grew up eating it. I still eat it. My parents (more like one of them) used to cook it every day… Okay, not every day, but enough that it feels like every – single – day. Basically if there were 365 days in a year (and I think there should be…starts counting fingers and toes), one of them would cook it 360 days a year. The rest of the time we had spam sandwiches. I jest. Maybe.
Chinese food has so many healthy options (tofu, mushrooms, different vegetables, tree ears (what ears?), strange eggs, ancient peaches (??) just to name a few), yet I still see many people ordering the following 6 items when they go out to a Chinese restaurant. And they think this is what Chinese people eat everyday.
1.) Egg rolls (with that crazy red sweet sour sauce)
2.) Potstickers (okay, I admit. i like potstickers too)
3.) Fried Rice (i will post about the one i made @ home soon.)
4.) Wonton (oh yeah, make that fried wonton)
5.) (American) Broccoli and Beef (This is essentially Chinese-American Food, but it rocks and I luv it! Uh, but not every single meal.)
6.) Sweet & Sour (Chicken, Pork, Beef, Shrimp, Tofu) – okay technically this is actually Chinese, but with all that food coloring, definitely not very Chinese.
a.) [Technically this is free because you don’t order it.] Fortune cookies (Invented in San Francisco. Enough said.)
And speaking about Sweet & Sour (anything)… how is this dish good for you anyone?
c.) sugary (syrup)
d.) has lots of food dye 😦
So why is it so damn tempting?!??!!
D’uh, because it tastes good and it’s AUTHENTIC Chinese food!?
Okay, go rent & watch this satirical, stereotype-driven movie and get some AUTHENTIC Chinese food. Please report back if I missed anything. [I missed Chow Mein on that list…that’s a biggie.]
And for your information, everything in this post is in English with a Chinese accent. Lol.
p.s. I forgot Mu Shu and Shue Mai. My bad.
p.p.s. Sushi is not Chinese.
p.p.p.s. If this post makes ab.so.lute.ly no sense to you, that’s ok, just watch the cheesy movie. I have to get it off my system somehow, so posting helps.