You Want Excellent Chinese Food, Manch?


#584

Heh. Im north of harriet and south of sfdragonboy. Mid 40s.


#585

This thread is dominated by the ex-Hong Kong people.

Harriet
aalj
manch
dioworld
BAzx

Those in rentals seem to be >40s, 30s are the front runners of their generation.


#586

You can contribute by telling us where to eat authentic chicken rice in Bay Area.


#587

Are you sure everyone in that list is from Hong Kong?


#588

After 15 years of searching in the bay area I’ve given up. I resort to making it myself now. Usually I find there are one of two sins being committed in the Bay Area -

a) Chicken is not 文昌-like nor 黃毛。
b) Rice is not sufficiently flavored enough with chicken essence / oil , or is made using some cheap approximation of some chicken taste with powder / mix / whatever.

Even the Chicken Rice on the 2nd level in the Singapore Airport is way way way way way better.


#589

However KFC should be more authentic here than what you can find in Asia. Yum…


#590

I love KFC here but unfortunately no Egg-Tarts here at KFC. :wink:


#591

Yes, not as bad the perennial top whipping boy Sweet and Sour Pork but I am sure you traditionalists frown on beef and broccoli too. Me? I’ll eat it…


#592

A nicely cooked beef and broc is very delicious! Love it.


#593

There is no beef on broccoli in traditional Chinese restaurants. But we do have beef on Chinese broccoli. Huge difference.


#594

Love beef and broccoli. Chop suey is my other favorite. Always end the meal with a fortune cookie. :slight_smile:


#595

:face_vomiting:

Also you forgot your coke.


#596

I draw the line at sweet and sour pork (since you and I have seen it in many places that yes chinese people eat at). Chop Suey is crossing the line!!!


#597

But what about the fortune cookie? Aren’t you ABC? Don’t hate your own invention :slight_smile:


#598

Aren’t fortune cookies a Japanese invention?


#599

I think they invented sushi instead.


#600

"As far back as the 19th century, a cookie very similar in appearance to the modern fortune cookie was made in Kyoto, Japan"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune_cookie


#601

Come on, I thought the Chinese invented EVERYTHING…:laughing:


#602

Well depending on who you talk to some say the Japanese people are descendants from China…


#603

Does anybody actually eat fortune cookies? Taste like sweet cardboard. And what about onions and bell peppers in Chinese cuisine ? They are always under coooked and give me gas. I don’t eat them, anymore. Had one Chinese friend tell they are just for flavor, she won’t eat them either…