I think what happens, La Isla, is that folks who donīt know wonderful and complex Chinese cooking have no basis upon which to compare great Chinese cuisine, which is sublime, with the dreadful Chinese food one is served in most of the U.S. and Mexico based on modified Cantonese cooking or the ersatz regional cooking from other points in China because they have no idea what they are missing. When my wife, who is French and I, who am American, used to eat at a certain Chinese restaurant in Mobile when we first married in the early 70s, we never thought the food was great but it seemed OK to us at that Annie Greensprings post-sophomoric time of life. Today we would never dream of eating that crap.
Would anyone reading this post order Mexican food in the region they used to call Canton or the cafes of Paris? I think not unless they need a head check.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Jan 8, 2010, 11:29 AM)
Post edited by Hound Dog
(Veteran) on Jan 8, 2010, 11:29 AM