"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2008, 10:57 AM   #21
Senior Cook
wysiwyg's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 446
Send a message via MSN to wysiwyg
Sorry, my bad LOL. I also love Chinese food, I am into French food (eating and cooking). Chinese is my second choice for eating, unfortunately I haven't had the chance to learn or live with someone well versed to teach me, but would love to learn it.

"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
wysiwyg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 11:03 AM   #22
Senior Cook
Ask-A-Butcher's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ft. Myers, Fl
Posts: 345
I'm a sucker for Beef with Broccoli, Pu Pu Platters and decent Peking Duck.


"Culture is what your butcher would have if he were a surgeon."
Mary Pettibone Poole
Ask-A-Butcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 12:39 PM   #23
Master Chef
CharlieD's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,318
I like my Chineese food a lot. Pretty much much anything.

Of course, the question is do we really know what real chineese food is? I know russian food that you can get in some restaraunts are really not russian or hae very little in cominbg with the real thing. I'm afraid it is the same with Chinees e food too.
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 01:05 PM   #24
Master Chef
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Culpeper, VA
Posts: 5,806
I love it all - whether I'm cooking it (I have quite a large collection of Chinese cuisine cookbooks) or dining out - although I do tend to lean more towards the spicier dishes.

For anyone interested, the New York Times recently - in honor of the Chinese New Year - had a very interesting Op-Ed piece on Chinese food in America. Here's the link:


(And while I hesitate to provide disagreement with someone from China, the writer here claims that while it's frequently claimed that there are many culinary "regions" of Chinese cookery, there are actually just four.)
BreezyCooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 02:58 PM   #25
Senior Cook
plumies's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sunny San Diego
Posts: 444
I love most types of Chinese foods. Usually Mom cooked a certain style (different from my grandmother, her mom) and we would often go out to eat other styles. My uncles who owned restaurants focused on various styles, one was into Sichuan, one was more Taiwanese, another more Shanghai and Cantonese. The one type that I do not like at all are the Chinese fast food places, like those in a shopping mall.

I also love other Asian cuisines, such as Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Filipino. Okay, okay, so I just love food. Is that so wrong?
CAB Cooks
plumies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 03:01 PM   #26
Chef Extraordinaire
GotGarlic's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,466
I like Chinese food, although there don't seem to be a lot of "real" Chinese restaurants around here anymore, although I hear there's a good dim sum restaurant in another city nearby. I'd love to see some authentic Chinese recipes if anyone would like to share.
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 03:23 PM   #27
Head Chef
Jeff G.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,352
We are lucky enough to have a terrific authentic Chinese restaurant(according to a Chinese professor). Great food, very tasty. We also have a very good Thai restaurant, also very tasty. Two completely different palates for each. I love them both. The complexity of the flavors in both is a wonderful change of pace.
Jeff G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 03:27 PM   #28
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 3
I like almost all of it, good and bad. Although I prefer Thai food, I can always go for some well cooked kung pow chicken. It is nice when it is grilled rather than fried, with plenty of peanuts and sauce.
Online Meal Planning
Ross37Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 03:38 PM   #29
Senior Cook
plumies's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Sunny San Diego
Posts: 444
GotGarlic, I find that people's interpretation of what is considered authentic Chinese food to be widely varied. I think it would help to know what style of Chinese cuisine you like (sichuan, hunan, etc.) before suggesting a recipe. There's also a category I called "homestyle" dishes because these aren't typical dishes you would find in a restaurant. To me, these aren't considered anymore authentic than those you find in a good Chinese restaurant. Kind of like chicken noodle soup. Most associate good chicken noodle soup to homemade and you don't see it on the menu that often.
CAB Cooks
plumies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2008, 03:46 PM   #30
Executive Chef
LEFSElover's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ...lala land..............
Posts: 3,669
Originally Posted by xiaoshan View Post
Have you ever had Chinese food? If so, how do you like it?~~
put in front of me, on a plate, with fork and spoon

...Trials travel best when you're taking the transportation known as prayer...SLRC
LEFSElover is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.