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Old 12-16-2008, 02:34 PM   #21
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PF Changs is to Chinese food, as the Olive Garden is to Italian food
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:36 PM   #22
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PF Changs is to Chinese food, as the Olive Garden is to Italian food
Being Italian as well as a lover of authentic Chinese Food, I have to agree with you. However, keeping in mind that neither of these restuarants is authentic, they still serve good food. I just eat it and like it. When I want the real stuff, I make it myself.
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The same can be said about most any large ethnic restaurants here. Most cater to the American taste buds.
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Most cater to the American taste buds.
I would disagree with this statement. When given the chance, Americans love eating authentic ethnic cuisine. If you look at the restaurants that are succeeding, often times the more authentic restaurants do very well.
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The same can be said about most any large ethnic restaurants here. Most cater to the American taste buds.
LOL agreed. I've spent a lot of time in LA and I got to say that Yoshinoya is one of the worst. Fortunately, there's usually an In-N-Out close by.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:51 PM   #26
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I would disagree with this statement. When given the chance, Americans love eating authentic ethnic cuisine. If you look at the restaurants that are succeeding, often times the more authentic restaurants do very well.
I think he means chained ethnic restaurants.
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If you look at the restaurants that are succeeding, often times the more authentic restaurants do very well.
Very true, but they're usually not franchises.
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Smile I'd go there again


I've eaten lunch at P.F. Changs several times with a group of friends. We order several dishes and always share. It's more fun that way.

I found the food to be quite tasty and an overall enjoyable experience at lunchtime when it was not crowded.
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I think he means chained ethnic restaurants.
Yes, but I do not think that the "American taste buds" are craving Americanized food. They eat it because that is what the chains serve them so that is what they know. If they were exposed to more authentic food I am willing to bet that is what they would like.
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They eat it because that is what the chains serve them so that is what they know. If they were exposed to more authentic food I am willing to bet that is what they would like.
I'm not so sure about that as I think most Americans are not as sophisticated as we are on this board.
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