Originally Posted by TheNightCooker
Hello, why are you confused? I live in America, Dallas Texas to be exact. Although cheese is not an acient chinese tradition, the way that the lobster is cut up and cooked is strictly asian. Cooking has changed in modern times and you will find the use of cheese, its not just not practical. Here in Texas, you will find this same cheese fried lobster in almost ALL authentic style chinese restraunts, which is a $35 plate for 1 lobster. This is the ONLY dish on the whole menu that use cheese. I guess you can say its westernized, but let me tell you something... it is very delicious.
I was just confused about the whole cheese with lobster pairing and its assignment as asian-inspired.
Not criticizing the dish, it just threw me off - I was baking my brain trying to recall somewhere in Asia where they eat cheese at all, never mind with seafood. Heck, that pairing is pretty much strictly verboten anywhere but the US (and in some parts of France...) - but if it tastes good, do it, by all means!